National Pouched Rat Society

Non-Profit Society for owners of Gambian Pouched Rats in the UK and Europe

Our Society

The Journey to Gambian Pouched Rat Ownership

We work with potential owners to ensure they are fully suitable and prepared for a Gambian Pouched Rat

What is Cricetomys Gambianus? Also Known as the Gambian Pouched Rat?

What are they like as pets?

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Join our Online Facebook community with over 2,000 members.

Ask any questions you may have

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Our YouTube channel and PouchiePedia Wiki has lots of content for new and existing owners

All available online

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Ready to take the plunge? Our form allows us to assess suitability

And match you to a breeder

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Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest society news

  • September 25, 2020

    Every year, we like to give members of our community the chance to a member of our committee. It keeps it fair and ensures anyone can “throw their hat […]

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  • November 23, 2018

    Do you have a little free time and want to make a difference? Do you feel we should be heading in a different direction and want your say? Being […]

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  • August 15, 2018

    We are attending ‘The Pet Show 2018’ on the 18th – 19th August 2018 at the Staffordshire County Showgrounds. The Pet Show brings together all creatures great and small. […]

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Latest On Our YouTube Channel

We upload informative, and entertaining videos on a weekly basis to our YouTube Channel

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What we stand for

Our Society Ethics

Education & Learning

Learning together & sharing our understanding, caring for Gambian Pouched Rats

End of Explotation

Through influencing, reduce exploitation of Pouched Rats throughout the Pet Trade by better informing the public

Community Engagement

Foster a supportive, an inclusive and welcoming community to support current and potential owners

Ethical Breeding

Breeding practices which support the animals and their continued development and sustainablity

Read our Society Charter