Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Wisconsin if they match your IifestyIe. Rodents are small mammals with four sharp teeth they use to eat, gnaw wood, and defend themselves. Several types of rodents are popular pets, such as chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Even rats are kept as pets! Rodents are often purchased as gifts for children. Sadly, however, many owners of rodent pets do not know how to care for them properly, and young children are often unprepared for the responsibility of having a pet. Families may not approach the purchase of a rodent with the same level of commitment they would have to a pet dog or cat. Mistakes can be made regarding the genders of a pair of rodents, resulting in a litter of unexpected babies. Some owners of rodents simply turn their pets loose when they get tired of them, which usually leads to the death of the animals, since they are not adapted to life in the wild. Free to good home ads can result in a rodent being used for snake food. There are some rodent rescue operations out there that can receive discarded pets, but these places tend to become overloaded due to so many people getting rid of their rodents. Please approach all decisions to get a pet with a long-term commitment, and pursue adoption rather than buying a rodent from a pet store.
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| Rodents have front teeth that never stop growing and have to be worn down constantly by gnawing. Rodents are one of only a few types of placental mammals native to Australia. Weasels are not rodents.
Rodents & Small Mammal Rescue
Wisconsin Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Racine County - Racine, WI 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699
Rock County - Janesville 53545
Rock County Humane Society 608-752-5622
Dane County - Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851
Dane County - Madison 53718
Dane County Humane Society 608-838-0413
Dane County - Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Alliance for Animals 608-257-6333
Sauk County - Baraboo 53913
Sauk County Humane Society 608-356-2520
Eau Claire County - Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
Eau Claire County Humane Association 715-839-4747
Washburn County - Shell Lake, WI 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200
Burnett County - Siren, Wisconsin 54872
Humane Society of Burnett County 715-866-4096
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