Sweet girls seeking homes

We have four female (undesexed) rats looking for homes, as two pairs. These girls are four months of age and require a decent sized indoor cage with maximum bar spacing of 1.2cm.
These rats are Sprague Dawley strain (a common strain used in research) and they are friendly girls, who are typically very active and independent. They like to have a large cage with plenty of enrichment as well as some out-of-cage time.
We recommend adopters with experience caring for rats or willing to spend plenty of time with the girls in the first few months to get well acquainted and used to regular handling.

Please read our guidelines for housing of rats, for an understanding of minimum enclosure requirements we have for adoption of rats. You can buy good cages secondhand on online platforms such as Facebook Marketplace and rat fancier groups.

Please note: if you have other rats at home, you will need to guarantee there is no risk of transmission of mycoplasma or respiratory illness. If you have rats that have contracted this in the past or have current symptoms, you will need to keep the ex-laboratory rats in separate accommodation permanently, with their own equipment, bowls etc. It is also our policy not to rehome small rodents into homes with large lizards or snakes residing at the home.

If you’re interested in adopting these girls, please complete our expression of interest form and we’ll get straight back to you:

The adoption fee for a pair is $75.


Liberty Foundation

Liberty Foundation (Aust) Limited is a not-for-profit organisation. It aims to facilitate the release, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals from research establishments in Australia in order that they may live out the course of their natural lives free from research and scientific experimentation.