Rescue Animals

Crittery takes on a small number of cases, to ensure we can keep them in pet conditions. We quarantine new arrivals, get required vet treatment and run health, behaviour and pregnancy checks. Rehoming process and fee applies, feel free to enquire via the website or via the Crittery Facebook Page.

Check out our Success Stories below for a selection of the animals we have helped over the years, not every case is listed here due to the numbers involved.

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EveDwarf HamsterGroup details: 1, female

Eve was offered free locally in an unsuitable cage.
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StarburstDwarf HamsterGroup details: 1, male

Starburst was offered free locally in an unsuitable cage.
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SnowballDwarf HamsterGroup details: 1, male

Snowball was offered free locally in an unsuitable cage.
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CocoSyrian HamsterGroup details: 1, male

Coco came to us when their owners circumstances changed.
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ChiaSyrian HamsterGroup details: 1, male

Chia came to us when their owners circumstances changed.
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Joey & Theo Fancy RatsGroup details: 2, male

Joey & Theo were abandoned in a carrier in an alleyway. They were found by a kind person and came to us for urgent treatment.
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Mouse Group Fancy MiceGroup details: 42, female, 13, male

This large group of mixed mice had been left to breed continually and were a mixture of ages, from newborn to adults.
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Dormouse Group African Pygmy DormiceGroup details: 70+ mixed

This large group of African Pygmy Dormice had been left to breed continually and required splitting by sex and moving to multiple enclosures.
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Arlo Dwarf HamstersGroup details: 1, male

Arlo came to us after his owners circumstances changed.
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Monty and Brad Mongolian GerbilsGroup details: 2, male

Monty and Brad were lucky enough to be matched with a suitable family very swiftly. Many gerbils come to Crittery in their later years, as families struggle to cope with the large cages needed. For those with the time, gerbils make long-lived and fantastic companion pets.
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Elsa and family Dwarf hamstersGroup details: Mixed

This family group of hamsters had been picked up at an animal auction then abandoned with a friend. With the help of another rescue, we took in the group, split by sex and homed those that were suitable. Due to ongoing health conditions, some stayed in Sanctuary.
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Pitch Dwarf hamstersGroup details: 1, female

Pitch was a very fast and shy hamster who had been too much for a young child. Thankfully she was adopted by one of our frequent offenders!
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Rosa and her family Mongolian GerbilsGroup details: 5, female, 5, male

Rosa and her family came to us in a mixed group when the owner became overwhelmed. We split and homed in same-sex groups once checks were passed.
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Luna, Loki and Lola ChinchillasGroup details: 2, female, 1, male

Luna and her children, including neutered son Loki, came to us due to their owners health conditions.
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Percy Roborovski hamster Group details: 1, male

Percy came to us due to the owners change in circumstances.
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Scruff and family ChinchillaGroup details: 5, mixed

Scruff and family came to us when their owners circumstances changed.
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Calder Acacia RatGroup details: 1, male

Calder came to us due to his specialist needs.
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Degu Family DeguGroup details: Mixed

This group of Degu had been left to breed unchecked and had not been handled.
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Misty Syrian HamsterGroup details: 1, female

Misty was handed into her by an owner who wasn't meeting her needs.
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Heidi and Missy Sugar GlidersGroup details: Various

Heidi and Missy were a pair of female sugar gliders than came to us due to their owners health problems.
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Ginny Syrian HamsterGroup details: 1, female

Ginny came to us when her owners circumstances changed.
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Cody and Roland Fancy RatsGroup details: 2, male

Cody and Roland came to us after the owners change in circumstances.
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Multiple Cases Spiny MiceGroup details: Various

Spiny mice are often handed into Crittery due to their temperament. They can be more aggressive and need plenty of space and enrichment.
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Ruffle and Twist Multimammate MiceGroup details: 2, female

Ruffle and Twist were handed into us when the owners discovered their specialist needs and sought help.
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Henrietta African Pygmy HedgehogGroup details: 1, female

Henrietta came to us to ensure she could be found a pet-only home, and not be used for breeding.
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Tia Thirteen-lined Ground SquirrelGroup details: 1, female

Tia was a blind, female ground squirrel who came to us due to her owner's health conditions.
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Crumble African Pygmy HedgehogGroup details: 1, male

Crumble came to use after their owner had to go into rented accommodation that did not allow pets.
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Multiple Cases Zebra MiceGroup details: Various

Zebra mice are often handed into Crittery due to their shy natures.
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Jerry Greater JerboaGroup details: 1, female

Jerry came to us after the owners circumstances changed.
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Bernard African Pygmy HedgehogGroup details: 1, male

Bernard was a three-footed hedgehog, whose mum had chewed his foot off when young.
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