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Important Info for Rats - (Info for hamsters & opossums is lower down)

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Rats from pet stores are mass produced. Any animal is bred without any care for temperament, structure, and health. From my Rattery, you will be getting pedigreed, well-tempered, properly bred, and properly raised animals. My rats are from great bloodlines that can be traced back to Canadian and Australian Breeders. My babies are raised on high quality, mostly organic food. They come with a two/three-paged detailed contract that ensures the health and temperament of my rats. You'll be getting a folder that contains the contract, a how-to-litter-train sheet, and a birth certificate. You'll also be able to see exactly where your babies were born and raised.
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I operate off a wait list. The list can be viewed only on this website. All good things come to those who wait! Sometimes the wait is short, but sometimes it can be as long as several (3ish) months. I can understand if you're an impatient person who wants rats right away, but rushing into a pet that is available sooner may leave you unhappy with the animals you end up with. The best breeders of all species do not have available animals all the time. Although the wait can be difficult to some, I help the process by providing frequent info and photo updates of the litters you're waiting on. If a wait for rats means ending up with better and healthier pets for the next few years, isn't the wait worth it? Everyone who has adopted rats from me would say yes! To be added to the list, you have to fill out an adoption form. I require a $10 wait list fee sent by PayPal through the family and friends option. The fee is for going on my wait list and it will go toward the final cost of the rats you end up with. It is nonrefundable. Being on my wait list ensures you get first picks of my next litters, but it is no longer required for you to adopt rats from me. If you don't want to be on the list, just watch my website and facebook page for updates. Going on my wait list is HIGHLY recommended. My rats are sometimes all sold before they are born due to the wait list so without going on it, it may be very hard to get rats from me - especially if you want a certain color/type. Once rats are posted, I will contact people in the order of the wait list to make their choice. If you're on the wait list and you don't end up with matches from the next litter(s), you will rise up on the list until you get babies that you're happy with. I usually have two litters at least every 2 months. It depends on my moms and my goals.
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Deposits will start being accepted for babies once they are at least 5 weeks old, but I may choose to hold back rats longer (Rats will not be allowed to leave until they are at least 6 weeks old). There will be babies who are not listed as available until 7-12 weeks old. Deposits are about 50% of the rat’s final cost and are are nonrefundable. Deposits must be sent by paypal through the “family and friends” option. On the day you come to pick up your rats, please bring the full amount (deposit price + remaining balance) in cash. I will then refund your paypal payment! For example, if you deposited $40 on two babies with paypal, on pick up day bring the full $80 (minus wait list fee if you were on the list, so technically only $70 would be due) in cash and I will then give you a refund on paypal.  The paypal payment acts as a place holder. If you back out of the adoption, the paypal deposit is nonrefundable. There are no exceptions allowed to this.
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IMPORTANT: Babies are sold in same sex pairs or more. For clarification, two is the minimum. You can get more than two of the same gender if you desire. My recommendation is to keep rats in groups of three/four. Rats are highly social animals and do best in groups.
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Price is PER rat.
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Black hooded line: $40 (currently unavailable)
Beige line: $50 (currently unavailable)
Blue rex line: $50-75
Fawn rex line: $50-68
Silvermanes (non-Aussie): $65-75+
Dwarf line: $70-90+
Aussie line: $100 - 160+ *Best Line*
Aussie True Hairless: $100 - $130
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If a pedigree is requested, it's an additional $10. If your rats are from different litters, it's $10 per different pedigree. You need to request pedigree(s) at least one week before the pick up date.
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Prices are subjected to change at any point. If I find a rat immensely exceptional, but he/she doesn't have a place in my breeding program, I may price him/her higher than the price margins stated above, but I generally keep my best rats. Such rats will be labeled as breeding quality and breeding rights may be granted for them with approval. Keep in mind that even with the rat being breeder quality, they are PET ONLY, unless otherwise discussed AND a breeding-approval signature is given on your contract. If I discover that you bred your pet only rats, I will likely take legal action against your breach of contract. Breeding rats should not be done unless you’re fully committed to doing so. I will not sell animals as breeders if they are not breeding quality and I will only sell rats as breeders to people who meet my breeder check list. Good breeders do not breed just for the heck of it and they will carefully select which animals make the best pair. Keep in mind that if you do breed your rats, you may not be able to rehome them. This will mean being stuck with a litter as big as 20+ babies, plus the parents, that will all depend on your care and expense. They will need hundreds of dollars in cages (males separate from females), large amounts of food, and a lot of time. Breeding is a serious decision and it’s not for the faint of heart. There will also be rats who fall below these margins. Such rats are usually priced lower due to a lower rated temperament.
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These prices are NOT negotiable. A LOT of time, money, and labor goes into raising rats the way I do. These are high quality bloodlines. Not your typical feeder/pet-store rat. You get what you pay for.
From these colors listed above.
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IMPORTANT: If you cannot pick up your rats the following weekend after I receive your deposit, I will charge a "holding fee" which will be an additional $5 for late pickup. This holding fee will raise as more time is required for me to hold them for delayed pickup. If you fail to pick up your rats after two weeks then I will drop the sale and you will lose your deposit.
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SUPER IMPORTANT: When I am ready to list a litter I will mark, photograph, name, and evaluate each baby. They will get a personality description, structure & color description, and a price before being placed as available. All available babies will be posted on my website only. I will then contact my wait list matches in the order of my wait list. Once contacted, you only have THREE hours to get back to me and make a deposit or choose to wait on future litters. There are few reasons why 3 hours would not be enough time to get back to me on a weekend considering I email AND text each person. You will also get a warning email and text message about possible matches being posted likely 3 days before I list them. Babies will almost always be listed at 6pm on Saturdays. If contacted after 9pm on the Saturday they are posted you will have until 11am the following morning to get back to me. If you are warned about babies being posted and you don't think you can be around for picking out your rats, LET ME KNOW. Communication is VERY important! If you're not home and don't have access to a computer when I contact you about available babies, my website is mobile friendly and you can download the PayPal app and send your deposit. If you end up not being available to pick out and deposit on babies within the three hour margin, let me know and I can extend the time you have so long as you keep in touch and let me know when I can expect you to be ready to do so.
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Appointments for pick up are scheduled either right after you make your choice of babies or 1-3 days later. You will get a full hour time-slot for picking up your rats. This means that if you show up exactly at the start of the hour, you'll have 50 minutes with me for greeting, signing the contract, meeting your new babies, buying products if you wish, and asking any questions you may have. You do not need to stay the full 50 minutes, but you're more than welcome to as long as you talk to me! Please do your best to be on time. If you arrive too early, text me and I will let you know if you can come in early.
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Adults will be available to anyone (including those not on the wait list) when there are only adults posted with no babies to pair them with. Like babies, adults most be adopted in same sex multiples (minimum 2).
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Due to the Hantaviris (Seoul virus), I can no longer take back rats who leave my rattery unless they have been tested for the virus prior to return. I cannot risk my rattery being infected. I will also no longer be taking in rescues. I apologize for any issues this may cause. There ARE some exceptions allowed though so please contact me before re-homing your rats to see if I can make an exception for your case.
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Mom's are only bred a max of 3 times with twice being typical. If bred more than once, they get a break after finishing raising each litter. The break can be as short as two weeks or as long as several months before being paired with a male again. It depends on the condition of the mother among other things. The well being of my girls is extremely important to me.
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Once rats are retired, they either stay at the rattery for the remainder of their life or they are adopted out with same sex babies or in adult same-sex pairs.
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More info on how the wait list works: For matching rats with adopters, it goes in order of the list so long as they match what the person is interested in. For example, if I have two blue dumbo boys available and lets say there is one person ahead of you who only wants beige hooded females; I will not bother contacting them and will go straight to you. Being more flexible means that when I do have babies of a certain type, you’re more likely to have matches when I get to your name. Another example would be if you wanted ONLY dumbo blue rex boys with black eyes, you can expect to wait longer and possibly skipped over because I know you won’t want anything else having made it clear you want a very specific look. People who get skipped over due to lack of matches when wanting something specific will keep rising up the list until they get the babies they want.
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I reserve the right to refuse an adoption for any reason.
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I do not travel. Located in Coram, Long Island, NY. 11727
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Important info for Hamsters

My hamsters are bred for temperament and health!  My hamsters are also socialized after I have my picks for keepers so that they are prepared for daily handling by their new owners. They are also bred for genetic temperament.

Syrian babies will likely be available in early to mid 2018.

I operate off a wait list. The list can be viewed only on this website. To be added to the list, all you have to do is fill out an adoption form. If I approve you, you'll be added to the bottom.
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In order to be on the wait list I require a $10 wait list fee. The fee is for going on my wait list and it will go toward the final cost of the hamster(s) you end up with. It is nonrefundable. Being on my wait list ensures you get first picks of my next litters. If you don't want to be on the list, just watch my website and facebook page for updates, but going on my wait list is HIGHLY recommended.
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Price is PER hamster. 
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Syrians: $25-$65
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Syrians are sold as singles or same sex pairs. If you would like a pair,  you must agree to keep them in separate cages.
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Hamsters are sold as PET ONLY unless otherwise discussed. If I discover that you bred your pet only hamster(s), I will likely take legal action against your breach of contract. Breeding hamsters should not be done unless you’re fully committed to doing so. I will not sell animals as breeders if are not breeding quality and you must meet a check list for buying breeding stock . Good breeders do not breed just for the heck of it and they will carefully select which animals make the best pair. Keep in mind that if you do breed your hamsters, you may not be able to rehome them. This will mean being stuck with a litter as big as 20+ babies, plus the parents, that will all depend on your care and expense. They will need hundreds of dollars in cages (every single hamster in a separate cage once older than 8 weeks), large amounts of food, and a lot of time. Hamsters are also prone to killing and eating their babies which makes them difficult to raise.  Breeding is a serious decision and it’s not for the faint of heart.
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If you decide you want a hamster from me, I require you to agree that your hamster will be allowed at least 3 full days to settle in before ANY handling. Hamsters can stress easily and stress can kill. I do my best to breed the best animals to ensure they don't stress too easily, but hamsters have that tendency. Ideally, you should wait an entire week before handling your new hamster.

Important info for Short Tailed Opossums

My STOs are generally sold as singles only. If you want a same sex pair, you must provide strong proof of two complete, separate cages for them. They are sold under a PET ONLY contract unless otherwise discussed AND a breeding approval signature is provided on your contract. STOs are very difficult to breed and breeding is a very serious decision.

STOs available 2018.

I operate off a wait list. To sign up, I require a $10 wait list fee which is credited to your eventual STO baby. If there is nobody or few people on the wait list when babies are available then they will be first come first serve once everyone on the wait list is satisfied. An adoption application must be completed and provided for wait list sign ups or those interested in available babies. You need to have basic knowledge of their care before you decide on reserving one.

When I have available baby STOs, they will be posted on a Saturday at 6pm. If you're on my wait list, you will be alerted to this. Once babies are listed as available, each person on the wait list will be contacted in order. Each person has 6 hours to get back to me with their choice and a deposit. Deposits are 50% of the total cost and are nonrefundable. Deposits are paid by paypal through the family and friends option. During your appointment for pickup, the paypal is refunded and the full amount is due in cash. The paypal just acts as a place holder. After providing a deposit, if you choose to back out of getting your baby STO, your paypal deposit will not be refunded.

STO babies come with a one year health guarantee and a guarantee that they will be free of illness for 2 full weeks after leaving my home.

Price is PER opossum

Retired adults: $150 

Babies and Juveniles: $250

Pricing is subject to change without notice.