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My name is Roland!
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MN Pocket Pet Rescue

Facts about me

Species
Rat
Color
Age
Senior
Sex
Male
Pet ID
RT206
Hair Length

My story

Estimated birth date: 6/25/2020

Personality: Inquisitive, Friendly toward humans, Mouthy (puts mouth on you but does not bite down, usually thinking your fingers are food), Sweet

Favorite treats: Gerber cereal puffs, Freeze dried minnows, Banana, blueberries, cheerios, peas, sunflower seeds

Favorite toys and activities: Lounging on the top level of the cage and chew on wood toys, exploring out of the cage for about 5 minutes then finding somewhere to sploot. Cuddling with his brothers and making nests in their hides. He will also explore once comfortable.

Potty trained: We’re working on it!

This animal daily routine: Snooze all day and wait at the cage door at night for play time (and to go check on his food stash). He gets treats around 10 am and 10 pm. We try to get out for play time with his brothers around 7 pm and more treats.

BFF (Does this animal have or need a same species friend in their home?): Yes, Roland is bonded to Megavolt and Rizzo!

Other species this pet has been exposed to and reaction: Housecat – he’s afraid of any noise it makes.

Health concerns: Roland had chronic URI that will need continued treatment likely for the remainder of his life. Potential pneumonia.

Behavioral concerns: None

Other notes: Roland seems the most hesitant to come to the cage door or his foster’s hand when offering him treats or calling for him. He's the most fearless and doesn't really seem interested in dominance battles with brothers. He has been mouthy and has broken skin from investigative nips. He's very dramatic (loud) about being picked up, but we're working on it. Food is the top motivator for him! Roland is the food hoarder and stasher- he loves to come to me for treats only to run away and hide them and come get more

Roland, Rizzo, & Megavolt made their way to MNPPR as a transfer all the way from TN where they were a part of a hoarding case.

Due to our rescue being foster-based, not all foster homes are located in Saint Paul, MN. Roland’s foster parent prefers to meet at the Richfield PetSmart - 1100 W 78th St, Richfield, MN 55423 for meet & greets, & adoptions.

Our adoption process can be found on our website here: https://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/process

Fee: Roland, Rizzo, & Megavolt have a combined adoption fee of $35

Due to health and safety concerns, we are now pursuing adoptions with additional safety measures in place. We will be asking potential adopters to discuss their individual preferences and comfort levels involving safety precautions during the greeting/adoption day step. We are HIGHLY suggesting all participants wear facial coverings, stay at least six feet apart, & use sanitization of all surfaces, and hands before and after contact.

We absolutely DO NOT SHIP ANIMALS! Please do not ask

All rats within MNPPR have tested negative for the Seoul virus before being placed up for adoption.
Rescue

MN Pocket Pet Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
RT206
Contact
Phone
Address
St. Paul, MN 55106
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

View our adoption process and fees on our website here: http://tinyurl.com/adoptionprocess

Go meet their pets

We are a foster based rescue and do not have a shelter location. To meet an animal we must have your approved application on file.

More about this rescue

MN Pocket Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization primarily serving the Twin Cities Metro Area, focusing on education and public outreach. Our intent is to keep all animals in their homes, with their families, whenever possible. We are committed to rescuing those pocket pets that are in jeopardy of being euthanized or are in danger of being abused, left unattended or in other types of vulnerable situations. We ensure all animals receive proper veterinary care, medication and special training for any behavioral issues, as well as to arrange safe, temporary homes for these animals until stable forever homes can be found. Our team is made up of enthusiastic volunteers who work passionately to serve the underrepresented and often misunderstood niche of pocket pets in the overall rescue community and general public.