Dedicated to improving the health and welfare of smaller pet rodents across the UK

SPRAW campaign 2022

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 19-25 September 2022 

Find out how to create and maintain  a safe and happy home for your small pet rodents.



Small Pet Rodent Awareness Week (SPRAW) is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of our smaller pet rodents (hamsters, rats, gerbils, mice, chinchillas and degus) across the UK.

We share advice, welfare information and handy pet care tips on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, alongside lots of great competitions and daily giveaways. Follow us to stay up to date!

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch.



Our mission is to improve the lives of small rodents by raising awareness of what it takes to keep your small pet rodents happy and healthy.



Our vision is for the UK to be a world leader in the care and welfare of small pet rodents.



Our objectives are to:

  • Provide a one-stop-shop for the public to find out how to care for their pets;

  • Positively influence Government policy to improve welfare standards;

  • Promote the 'adopt don't shop' ethos and provide information about reputable rescue organisations;

  • Provide small animal rescue organisations with a consistent and trusted information source.