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RSPCA Animal Care Advice

Rabbits 

These animals are social creatures and should be rehomed in pairs or to live as a pair.  All the animals below will benefit from environment enrichment, such as cardboard tubes, blocks to gnaw etc.

Pair of Rabbits  - Cage floor area 1.65m 2 (18 sq ft) -  height 75cm (2ft 6")

Rats, Guinea Pigs and other rodents

Pair of Guinea pigs -Cage floor area 0.34m2 per Kg (3.75 sqft) -  height 37.5 cm (15 ")

Pair of *Rats -  Cage floor area 0.24m2 (2.7 sq ft) per rat with multiple levels for climbing. 

Pair of *gerbils & *mice require half area of rats. 

* Adults do not generally mix well with if introduced to others.  Adult Gerbils should not be mixed under any circumstances, and any existing pairs should not be seperated.

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