Could you provide a loving, forever home for three African soft furred rats who have spent a year with the RSPCA?

RSPCA Cymru is urging people to push aside their preconceptions and consider offering a group of rats a loving forever home.

Sabrina, Tabitha and Winifred are currently at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen and came into the charity’s care as part of a group of rodents as their owner could no longer meet their needs.

Animal centre supervisor Chris Butler said: “These three girls are great together and are looking to find a home as a group.

“They would love a large cage which is made from a strong material and has plenty of height and apparatus for climbing. They will need warmth, lots of hiding places and nesting material, as well as toys for them to chew.

“These girls – who are around two-years-old are confident while in their cage and will take their mealworms from your hand however they won’t be suited as first time pets and would suit a more experienced owner. They are nocturnal so should not be disturbed during the day.

“They have been in our care for such a long time now, so we hope we can find them the perfect owner.”

Based in Upper Colwyn Bay, the Bryn-y-Maen centre provides specialist care for domestic and farm animals, and staff also provide support to injured wildlife.

The centre can be contacted on 0300 123 0745, and all cats, and other companion animals, available for adoption can be found online.