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   Superior Quality Pedigreed Rats Bred for Health, Longevity & Wonderful Personalities Since 2004!

 

Our Simple Adoption Process:

  1. Sign up for our mailer. Email us right away once we announce a litter. Babies go fast. So be quick.
  2.  Ask for the application in that email to speed up the process. Please do not ask to apply when I do not have rats posted for adoption.
  3. After you apply I will have you read the payment policy on the prices page. I will not hold babies or put your name on them until after you have paid for them. Again, be quick. We only take PayPal so have an account ready.
  4. After the rats are paid for, you will email the contract to me all filled out and signed. I'll give that to you with the application.

 


Visiting my rats before you adopt?

I am a closed rattery as most of us are. Viruses are spread via air and clothing. And I will not risk losing my entire breeding colony for you to look at them. There is no value to me in that. You can pick up at my house after you have chosen babies from the site. But you will not be going into my rattery.

Also unlike kittens or puppies who show personality early on rats don't show a temperament until they are around 9 months old. And because of that I put the genetic temperament of all my lines on my "lines" page so you can research which line best fits your situation based on what their family is like.

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After The Babies Go Home:

  • Leave them in the cage for 2 days to acclimate. DO NOT TAKE THEM OUT! They need time to get to know the new smells, house and cage. If you skip this step you will scare them and cause them to dislike the scary person they don't know. Talk to them during this time. Let them see your normal daily activities.
  • After day 2 open the cage, pick them up and take them out. Do not coax them out with treats. This has the opposite effect that you think. Your actually treat training them to stay in the cage. Instead of getting them used to you. Instead just take them out, be confident and break the ice. Be done with it. But do not be scared. They feed off your energy. Use confidence.
  • Please note that rats are not puppies or kittens. With the rat species you cannot see their true personality until they have reached sexual and physical maturity. This is why breeders cannot tell if they can use a rat as a breeder until its an adult. What you see as a baby is not what you will see as a baby. Babies are blank slates. They are what you raised them to be mixed with genetics, and epigenetics. 
  • Do not poke the rats through the bars or have feed smells on your hands during play time. Rats have poor vision. 
  • After a few days please contact me to let me know how the babies are doing. I worry.