I am Alex and I run The Pipsqueakery, a 501c3 rodent and rabbit rescue that focuses on special needs small animals (and some large like our capybaras). Ask me anything!
My name is Alex and I run The Pipsqueakery. My partner, Jason (u/CrossP), might also jump in here but he has a lot of animal care to do today while I have a bunch of computer work.
The Pipsqueakery is a 501c3 rescue based in Bloomington, IN that takes in rodents and rabbits with a focus on those with special medical needs. We care for mice, hamsters, rats, squirrels (captive bred and permitted only), guinea pigs, degus, chinchillas, rabbits, gerbils, capybaras, patagonian cavies, prairie dogs, groundhogs, ducks (because why not ducks, one hedgehog and probably a few others that I'm forgetting because I'm constantly sleep deprived.
Some factoids to get you started:
We recently took over rescues in Arkansas, New Jersey, and New Hampshire so that's been interesting.
We're in the process of building a facility.
We believe that animal rescue and human rights intersect such that we have to consider both in all that we do.
I work a full time job in addition to running the rescue. Jason is a stay-at-home hamster dad.
We spend a ton of money on vet bills, and I have to help more than one rabbit pee multiple times a day.
Here's proof on whichever platform you prefer (you actually have to read what was written since the links seem to just want to preview the picture):
On Facebook go to facebook.com/ThePipsqueakery and this should be the top post on the page including a link back to here.
Edit: I'm still here answering questions but do actually need to feed myself at some point so might slow down for a bit.
Edit 2: I'm going to sleep for a bit but I'll be back tomorrow to answer more questions if any are left!
Edit 3: I'm awake-ish so I'm back to keep answering the questions coming in!
Edit 4: I'm here all day folks. I'm not feeling great so I'll be lying in bed answering questions and tending to the sick animals that don't require me to stand up.