Camarattery - Colorado Rat Breeder

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Website Updated 11.23.2021

We will be closed for the next 2 weeks from the date above. Thank you. 

We have babies! Email us!
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Please excuse the mess at our house in the front yard. We are landscaping.


Our Simple Adoption Process:

Because of COVID we are meeting adopters on the porch. Not in the house.

  • Sign up for our mailer. Email us right away once we announce a litter. Babies go fast. So be quick. We adopt babies out in the order you contacted us after we send out the mailer. 1st come first served. 
  •  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 or when litters are listed as not available for reservation.
  • Once approved 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. We only take PayPal so have an account ready.
  • After the rats are paid for, I will ask you to email the contract to me all filled out and signed. Its contained in the same email as I gave you the application link.
  • After you fill out the contract and send it to me, after I requested it, then we can set up an appointment for you to pick up the babies. Email me to do that.


  • Please stick with one email thread when contacting me. Sometimes people make a new thread every time they email me and messages get lost trying to cross reference many threads which takes a long time to do. Once I approve adoption to you we can keep it on that thread.
  • Go home date is 5 weeks old on most rats. Exception is 7 weeks old on Dwarf, Harley & Overo. And 8 weeks old for Patchwork.
  •  Please contact me to set up a pick up appointment for your babies. Hours are at the bottom of the website.
  • Because people do this every year to my rats, and I already had a person do it this year on a day with single digit temps to a fatal end... you must bring a blanket or cover to put over the rats carrier while on your way out to the car when its cold. Carrying them to your car while you have a coat on, and not covering them seems like a common sense thing to me. But not to everyone. And it has proven to be a fatal mistake. Cover them in the fall and winter or I will refuse to let them go home. Period! If you need a coat they need to be covered.

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.

Not All Adoption Applications Are Approved

  • The number one reason adoptions are denied is because people state they read my contract on the adoption application, but their answers on the application go against the contractual terms. This will get your adoption denied and that is not reversible. You cannot try to change your answers later to make the adoption work in your favor.
  • Second reason I will deny adoption is if I detect intent of improper rat care. I am here to help but you also need knowledge and time spent researching. I will ask questions to see if you have done your research. My website will provide that needed info... When you have not done your research I will deny adoption based on a lack of reading about rats basic needs. After all I can't send babies home if their well being is at risk. Yes there are people out there that don't care enough about the animal to learn how to properly care for them.
  • Third reason I will deny adoption is people who give me a negative experience. I want to help and support you in your rat adventure. But I will not take abuse from mean people. My hobby is intended to make your life more wonderful. Please respect that I am breeding these animals to add positivity into your life. Please do the same for me.
  • Fourth reason is if the application comes in and I can clearly see that the person never bothered read my website. Or show interest in doing so. Therefore their application answers go against everything stated on my website.

Visiting Our 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. It has happened to me before and I won't do it again. 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.

  • We do offer lifetime support
  • forums on social media

Hours of Opperation

Hours: Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I am not open on Fridays or weekends! I cannot return emails when I am closed. By appointment only with at least 24 hours notice. Arrive on time because I have adopters every 30 minutes to avoid 2 groups at once. My address is not listed on my site.