Bacchus Residents passionately offers an experienced non-profit rescue/sanctuary to unwanted, abandoned, and mistreated domesticated exotic small mammals within our home facilities in East Cheshire, UK. We aim to be as helpful, friendly, and flexible as possible to accommodate anyone's reason for needing our help and support.
We aim to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home exotic small mammals, focusing mostly on rodents and rabbits, wherever possible.
Sometimes, an animal may require a sanctuary-status, this is usually because of ill health, behavioural issues, or old age.
Over the years, Bacchus Residents has been determined to provide the highest-quality care and husbandry. We're always aiming to further expand our knowledge regarding all aspects of exotic small mammal care.
During times of high demand, there may be a waiting list before we can accommodate your animal(s). We have a limited facility, and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Should you need any help, or want to ask us any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We specialise in Norway rats, house mice, Syrian hamsters, chinchillas, degus, Chinese hamsters, Mongolian gerbils, Campbell Russian dwarf hamsters, hybrid Russian dwarf hamsters, Winter White Russian dwarf hamsters, rabbits, Guinea pigs, multimammates, duprasi gerbils, spiny mice, Roborovski dwarf hamsters, lesser Egyptian gerbils, African pouched rats, pygmy mice, Eurasian harvest mice, jirds, jerboas, African pygmy hedgehogs, lesser hedgehog tenrecs, common tenrecs, greater tenrecs, zebra mice, flying squirrels, Asiatic dormice, Eurasian field mice, striped skunks, EU polecats, short-tailed opossums, and sugar gliders.
How We Started:
For decades, our team have kept and studied a variety of animals from Siberian chipmunks, sugar gliders, to striped skunks - you name it.
After a few years break from keeping exotic small mammals, The Bacchus family purchased a pair of Mongolian gerbils in 2015 - Rupert and Roland. We soon remembered what remarkable companions these small creatures are. On the other hand, we also saw how misunderstood and misinformed much of the general public about these amazing animals. Many people seemed to overlook and even look down on exotic animals. Some would treat them as though they were insignificant, if not inferior to more commonly kept pets such as dogs and cats.
Since keeping a larger range of rescued exotic small mammals, we started to become aware just how many animals were unable to get the help they needed for reasons beyond their control. The general public mostly seemed unaware of the crisis surrounding rabbits, rodents, mustelids, marsupials, and the other exotic animals slipping through the cracks.
The Bacchus family founded a team of expert trustees who've since proudly helped hundreds of exotic small mammals. We created Bacchus Residents Rescue to help exotic small mammals at our home facilities in the aim to rehabilitate, and re-home animals wherever possible. Those who cannot be rehomed for health, behavioural, or other reasons stay within our facilities as sanctuary residents.
We try to take part in community fundraising and use networking to help the animals that we sadly cannot accommodate - we only have a limited facility.
We educate the public about the correct care and husbandry for exotic small mammals given the extensive amount of misinformation and unsuitable products available. We hope to be as welcoming, encouraging, and inclusive to our community as possible.
If you want to support us, you can follow our journey on social media and help show people that all animals (however unconventional) deserve equal love and care.