The Home of ‘Ziyal’ Gambian Pouched Rats

UKpouchies was established by founder Lesley Reed in 2007. Lesley has kept and bred rats of various types since 1991. She now runs UKpouchies, which is a free information site about Pouched Rats, with two other experienced keepers, Coral Smith and Tracie Cairns King.

UKpouchies provides a free consultation and advice service to anyone wanting to learn more or discover about Pouched Rats as domesticated pets, if we don’t have the information you require then we may know a specialist who does. UKpouchies occasionally can help with rehoming any unwanted or unsocialised Pouched Rats and has a list of approved breeders of Pouched Rats which are supplied to zoo’s, wildlife parks and also private pet owners.

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