All animals accepted here at Rodentzone undergo a health and
temperament check. Once they pass they are clear to be placed
in new homes.
Any Unhealthy animals are rehabilitated where possible, and any
animals displaying behavioural problems are reassessed after an
appropriate time has elapsed to retrain them.
Generally animals behave badly for one of two main reasons. It is
either a genetic trait of that particular line of breeding(rare), or
more commonly they are frightened, from some sort of abuse or lack
All effort is taken to retrain these animals ready for rehoming.
In some cases if the animal in question is a male rat, the bad
behaviour can be purely hormone induced and castration can be the
answer, with the animal becoming a tame loving pet within weeks
sometimes days of the operation.
If in the uncommon event that they cannot be retrained, they are
humanely euthanased by our vet.
People surrendering animals to the "Rodentzone" must sign a form
confirming voluntary surrender.
The "Rodentzone" is a volunteer shelter operated by a few dedicated
people who bear the costs out of their own pockets. We recieve no
funds to aid in the rescue costs of these animals. For this reason
we ask that any cages/living quarters be surrendered along with the
rodents. This helps double fold, firstly housing facilities for the
rodents is limited, and it also helps the animals settle into their
new surroundings a lot easier when they have the use of familiar
If you have a rodent you need rescued, And you are in Australia,
please contact us at Rodentzone@hotmail.com
or by mail addressed to
Toowong Qld 4066
If you are not in Australia, you can still contact us and we will
put you in touch with a rescue shelter in your area if we know of one.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY OR A SITUATION WHERE TIME IS LIMITED
YOU MAY CALL
0414.618.722(North coast,Brisbane,South coast-Qld Australia only)
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