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MN Pocket Pet Rescue

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Our adoption process can be found on our website here:

Estimated birth date: 7/1/21

Personality: Friendly toward humans, Energetic, Mouthy (puts mouth on you but does not bite down, usually thinking your fingers are food), Enjoys being held, Sweet, Usually friendly, but will bite when in his safe space and you approach with hands or if you are moving too quick cleaning up his cage while he’s still in it - he’s territorial but only within his specific areas and if you learn his boundaries, he is very friendly otherwise. He’s very easy to lure out of his hidey holes with treats and he transfers in cuddle sacks well - he likes running on your shoulders and enjoys being pet.

Favorite Treats: Pretty much everything! I haven’t found anything he DOESN’T like, but pumpkin seeds are a big hit.

Favorite toys and activities: Building nests with paper and chewing on his oxbow house

Potty trained: The foster hasn’t tried

This animal’s daily routine:
The foster spends time together in the afternoon and gives him treats He is naturally more active at night.

BFF (Does this animal have or need a friend of the same species in their home?): No, based on his history of being returned and multiple failures at bonding, plus his territorial nature that he may prefer to be an only rat.

Other species this pet has been exposed to and reaction: Dogs and cats - only bothered when there is a lot of barking, but then he just stays in his safe space - no trembling or other obvious fear behaviors

Health concerns: Slight head tilt but doesn’t seem to bother or slow him down!

Behavioral concerns/Other notes: Rattata is actually pretty cool, but he just has his quirks and the right person would be willing to work with his boundaries and meet him where he’s at.

Has this animal been exposed to children? What was their reaction? Not under the care of the foster.

Behavioral concerns: Rattata is in our trust training program for cage aggression. Learn more about our trust training methods at

Rattata was returned to MNPPR after his adopter was unable to work with his behavior concerns.

Due to our rescue being foster-based, not all foster homes are located in Saint Paul, MN. Rattata’s foster parent prefers to meet at Chuck & Don's Pet Food & Supplies, 910 Wildwood Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115 for meet & greets, & adoptions.

Fee: Rattata has an adoption fee of $15

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.

MN Pocket Pet Rescue

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St. Paul, MN 55106

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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.