First and foremost, my main focus' are health and temperament.

       I spend time playing with, and loving on, my adult rats every day and even more time with my litters of babies. After 3 weeks of age babies are held and socialized every day to ensure that they have good temperaments. Any rat that is adopted from me will first be examined by a veterinarian to ensure that they are healthy and free of parasites; internal & external. Every rat has a fecal analysis sent to the lab before being adopted; the results and the veterinary exam invoice are provided to you upon adoption so that you feel confident in knowing that your new family member is in good health.

        I am 100% dedicated to the rats that I breed. If you adopt from me and have any questions or troubles down the line please let me know and I will help as best as I can. If for any reason in the future you are not able to keep the rats I will be happy to take them back and re-home them. I understand that sometimes things don’t work out as planned, especially if you are not having success introducing your new rat to already established rats at home.

 

       Currently at this time I am adopting out my rats as pets only and not for breeding purposes. I spend a lot of time on my rats and want to make sure that they go to good caring homes that can provide for them. Unless you already have rats at home all rats are adopted out in same sex pairs, as rats are extremely social and need interaction with their own kind. Prices as follows: 2 for $25, 1 for $15, each additional $5.

Adoption Application
Are you age 16 or older? If not your parents must fill out the adoption application.

Parental Clause: for parents wanting to purchase rats for their children. I do not recommend rats as pets for children under the age of 4. Rats are a really great pet, however no matter how nice the rat, any rat will bite if they are mishandled such as being hit or squeezed.  

I do not believe in buying pets *solely* for children. Kids need their parents guidance with animals, which means the parents NEED to be involved, not just the kids having a pet that the parents don't otherwise care for or handle. Kids need to be shown how to care for and handle any pet, including rats. 

When a cat or dog is brought home for the kids, and the kids become uninterested in feeding them or scooping their litter box, the parents step up and take over those responsibilities. I expect the same care from parents that bring rats home for their kids. Especially since rats live much shorter lives, parents should be prepared for a 2-4 year commitment should their kids become disinterested.

If you do not feel that you can agree to the following statements, please do not submit an application. 
 

As the parent, do you agree to be financially responsible for the rats essential needs (food, bedding) as well as in the event that they need medical care (if they get sick)? And do you agree that you will care for the rats (cleaning, handling) if your child gets bored or lazy?