February 17, 2017

If you are thinking of adding a pocket pet to your family an important first step is to make sure you have space enough for them and all their stuff. Just like these unique animals sizes and shapes differ so do their housing requirements.

Hamsters, Gerbils, and Mice are...

January 15, 2017

Pocket pets may be small but they are full of energy, curiosity, and intelligence. To keep them healthy and happy it is important to provide them with activities to engage both their body and their mind. 

Exercise wheels, exercise balls, and plenty of floor time are all...

November 14, 2016

Each month for the next several months MNPPR is going to be doing a beginners class about each type of pocket pet. In honor of October's guinea pig class here are a 10 quick history facts about where the pet piggies we know and love came from.

1. Guinea Pigs are descend...

October 17, 2016

For a lot of people the idea of critters, especially rodents, making great pets is new. There is a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding them that we at Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue are working hard to change such as these three commonly asked questions:


September 19, 2016

The Pocket Pet Line Up:

The smallest of our line up, mice have made great pets for thousands of years due to their intelligence and friendliness. They don't require much cage space but are very active and thrive when given lots of attention.

Rats might have a bad reputat...

August 18, 2016

Welcome to the first post on Minnesota's Pocket Pet Rescue blog!

 THE WHO: This blog is run by Minnesota's only rescue dedicated specifically to the smallest of our fuzzy family members often grouped together as pocket pets. 

THE WHAT: Pocket pets are a group of mam...

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