Smallpetsmatter.co.uk is a Starlight Trust project founded in 2013. The aims of this site are to

  • Provide advice and information about the appropriate care for pet rodents
  • Provide advice and assistance to small pet owners who feel they can no longer care for the pets
  • Encourage potential small pet owners to acquire their pets from ethical sources, especially rescues
  • Provide a directory of rescues in the UK which care for pet rodents
  • Assist small pet owners in finding a veterinarian with experience of treating pet rodents
  • Campaign for better treatment of pet rodents

We welcome input from anyone involved in the care of these animals in order to make this site a valuable resource in improving the welfare of pet rodents. This really is a community project so we ask visitors to get involved and provide feedback on the rescue listings published here in order to ensure they are kept as up to date as possible.