If interested in reserving or adopting one of our available rats - please submit an application here.
WE WILL ONLY PLACE RATS IN SAME-SEX PAIRS (with very few exceptions). Rats are very social creatures and require companionship from the same species.
We post ALL baby pictures to this page; just because you see a ritten here *does not* mean it is available for reservation. Once they are open for reservations (usually around 3 weeks of age), the title will signal this. We do contact our Wait List families before posting each litter with 'Available for Reservation' status. We breed first and foremost for the purpose of creating or continuing one of our lines - essentially, we are breeding for conformation/variety/type/color/personality and generally speaking we keep 1-2+ rittens from each litter before offering the rest for adoption. If Mom or Dad of a litter are expected to become available for adoption (i.e. retirement from our breeding program) - we will post them at the same time as their rittens (and like to see them go home with a same-sex offspring).
To place a Reservation on an available rat or ritten, a $10 non-refundable deposit, per family, is required. If you reserve 4 or more rittens, the reservation fee is $20 per family. This deposit goes toward the adoption fees of your rat(s). Should you change your mind or back out, for any reason, this deposit will not be refunded. Should you continue to proceed with the adoption of *some* of the rats you have reserved, but back out of one or more of them (i.e. were you to reserve 3 rats, but then opt to only take home 2 of the 3); the reservation fee does not go toward the adoption fees of the remaining rats you adopt. We also reserve the right to cancel the other reservations you have at that time. Once rats reach their 'take home' date, you must make arrangements to pick-up within 7 days. After the 7th day, you forfeit your reservation fee and the rat(s) you have reserved. Should you need more time than this, due to extenuating circumstances, reach out to us directly! We can work with most timing issues. More info can be found on the Policies page of our website.
Check out our Available Now page to see rats who are ready to go home today; or head over to the Planned Litters page to see what's in the works!
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