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Ethics of Razzie Rodents

As a small-scale rattery, we are able to provide excellent living quarters for our rats.  Our animals are treated and loved as much as any pet companion we'd have otherwise.  Their physical, mental, and social health is always our top priority.


While we breed for AFRMA standards, we feel strongly that temperament and health are far more important than "show standards" and do not always breed 100% show quality rats.   

Health and Behavior


We are a closed rattery for the health of our animals, as well as to protect my own family. We breed to produce the healthiest and happiest rats possible.  This means we only breed healthy and well-tempered animals.  We breed with the purpose of producing animals with fewer genetic flaws.

         This starts from the daily care and routines of the animals onto their lives with you.  From day one they are fed appropriate diets for each life stage.  As pregnancies occur the females are introduced to diet additions to help the growing babies and help keep moms healthy.  These diet changes are kept on through nursing and weaning. As babies are at their weaning stage, a young rat is introduced to aid their healthy growth. 

           Their health is also affected by their enclosures and environment.  Rats are kept in well-ventilated enclosures that are spot cleaned daily and changed weekly.  We also ensure they have a dehumidifier in their room to avoid moisture in the air as well.

Adoption Notice and Policy

           It is important to understand that rats are mammals and can pose a risk to human health just as any pet can.  Like dogs, cats, and other pets like turtles and lizards, rodents can be carriers of infectious diseases or dander and while most animals' minor issues are transferable to humans, some are.  We are not currently performing serology testing yearly and while I am certain of my animals' health, I am obligated to inform you that serology testing hasn't been performed recently.  

          These are unlikely scenarios but it's my obligation to disclose this information.  As part of my adoption process, you are agreeing to be informed of this and agree we take no responsibility for any infectious disease transfer or allergy-related conditions.  You fully accept responsibility for any bills (human or animal) incurred after picking up your new pet.  


Additionally, under the most common "issue" of you or someone in your family being allergic to the rat or mouse dander or you become uninterested or unable to care for your rat or mouse, you are absolutely welcome to return your rodent friend back to us no questions asked. We completely understand this can happen and are happy to help.

           To be eligible for adoption, you must fill out the application and provide enclosure photos.  We have the right to deny adoption for any reason, but this is unlikely. Reservations start at 12 pm (EST) on the first day of each litter's 5th week.  This day will be announced prior to that day and photos with their name will be posted at least one day prior as well. We are a first come first serve reservation process, please ensure you contact me no sooner than 12 pm (EST) to reserve your pick(s).


Rats can be picked up at 6 weeks old.  We understand that your schedules may interfere with "Pick Up Day", but we ask you to attempt to be available to pick up your babies within a week of the pickup day.

         You are always welcome to ask questions any time after adoption.  We feel it's very important to know how our rehomed animals are doing and at the same time make certain our pet parents always have access to us with absolutely any questions, concerns, or fun updates. If at any time you are no longer able to provide for the rat you have adopted personally, returning your pet is usually the best option for the safety of the animal.

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