The Scottish SPCA centre is encouraging rodent lovers in Ayrshire to consider rehoming one of the five gerbils in their care.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity has been caring for a large number of adorable gerbils who arrived into the care of the Society after a mis-sexing and overbreeding accident.

Scottish SPCA Ayr centre manager Marion Hainey said, “We have five lovely little gerbils in our care at the moment.

“We’re keen to find them all loving homes as soon as we can and are inviting anyone interested to come meet them at our centre in Ayr.

“Ideally we’d like our gerbils to be rehomed in small same-sex groups or pairs as they are sociable creatures who enjoy the company of their own kind.

“Some of our gerbils are confident and easy to handle, while we have others who are in need of more human interaction to help them feel more comfortable.

“With regular contact from their owners we have no doubt they’ll make great pets and provide their owners with hours of fun.

“We’d love to hear from anyone who can give one of our gerbils the second chance they deserve.”

Anyone interested in offering a pair or small group of gerbils a home can call the centre on 03000 999 999 or pop along to the centre between 10am and 4pm (closed Tuesday).