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Minimum age requirements

Below are the minimum age requirements as stipulated by PAAG and adopted by Pets4Homes.

Animal
Minimum Age
Dog
8 weeks
Cat
8 weeks
Rabbit
8 weeks
Guinea Pig
8 weeks
Chinchilla
12 weeks
Degus
6 weeks
Pygmy Hedgehog
8 weeks
Sugar Glider
17 weeks
Hamster
6 weeks
Gerbil
5 weeks
Ferret
8 weeks
Mouse
6 weeks
Rat
6 weeks

Birds:

Animal
Minimum Age
Budgie
11 weeks
Cockatiels
11 weeks
Finch (including the canary)
8 weeks
Medium sized parrot
(parakeet, amazon parrot, grey parrot)
16 weeks
Large sized parrot (macaws)
20 weeks
Domestic pigeon
6 weeks

Birds such as poultry, ducks, geese, quail and pheasants all have young that feedĀ independently from hatching and, therefore, weaning does not apply.

Animal
Minimum Age
Horse
8 months
Donkey
8 months

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