What to do with unwanted pet rats

What to do with unwanted pet rats


So What to do with unwanted pet rats

Raising a pet rat is a far more rewarding experience than many people realise. Because wild rats are often considered pests, domestic rats have something of an image problem, and some people don’t afford them the same care and consideration they would show to most other pets. Everyone has heard the heartbreaking stories of cats and dogs being abandoned by their owners because they aren’t wanted anymore. But rehoming an abandoned cat or dog is much easier than an unwanted rat; people just don’t feel the same affinity for rats as they do for other pets.

There are plenty of reasons why you might find yourself needing to get rid of a pet rat that you can’t care for any longer. But it can be hard to know what to do to ensure that the rat is safe, healthy, and happy after you pass it on. Some people think that releasing their pet rat into the wild is the kindest thing to do if they aren’t going to keep it, but this can actually be extremely bad for the rat. Domestic rats don’t learn the same essential survival skills as their wild brethren. If you release a domestic rat into the wild after it’s spent its entire life living in captivity, it won’t know how to look after itself or scavenge for food.

If there is an animal rescue centre near you, they will usually be happy to take unwanted pets off your hands. Rescue centres take care of abandoned or unwanted animals until a permanent home can be found for them. They are operated by people who know how to take care of animals effectively. You can also try to find a new home for your pet by yourself. Keep an eye on local Facebook groups and other places where people looking for a pet might post a request.


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

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