at The Rat Sanctuary
As a salute to our beloved Ouzle, our first Striped Roan, we choose to identify the rats we breed by putting 'Ouzle' in front of their names.
We are a member of the NFRS, and the Rattery name Ouzle's is Registered and on the NFRS Breeder's List.
DID YOU KNOW
A LOVELY PLACE
SO, YOU WANNA ADOPT AN OUZLES RAT? THAT'S NICE.
TELL ME WHY I SHOULD LET YOU.
Welcome to OUZLES at The Rat Sanctuary!
Rats are misunderstood.
I think they need A NEW NAME.
If people could get past the word
RAT it would be so much easier.
First things first, we're not a Pet Shop. You don't get to come in, see a group of baby rats in a cage and say, "I'll have that one."
Very occasionally, if an adoption has fallen through for some reason - or if a litter has not produced what was expected or hoped of it - we may have babies available instantly or at very short notice. When we do, these babies will be detailed in the AVAILABLE BABIES section.
Most usually, it will be necessary to go on our Waiting Lists - especially if there is a particular coat or colouration that you were interested in as this is the only way to guarantee that colour or trait will be available; we will breed it to order for you, assuming the rats are willing! We can usually fulfill most wants within 12 weeks - unless what you're looking for is very specific and therefore has only a statistically low probability of occuring in a litter.
Also, I don't let my rats go to just anyone. You have to convince me that you're going to give them the right sort of home, not just any home. I have a form I need you to fill in, telling me all about yourself and the home you intend to give to the ratties. If that sounds like too much bother to you and you don't want to do it, that's fine; you've saved me saying, "no, sorry" to your application to adopt, in advance! Win:Win.
If you'd like to apply to adopt some of our ratties or go on our Waiting List, here's the form:
Like all good Ratteries, we have a Waiting List.
Many of our babies are reserved before they are even conceived. And I keep a large proportion of all does from every litter for myself, for line continuance.
(For obvious reasons, a Rattery requires more females than males to keep going as a buck can sire many litters but we never ask a doe for more than 2, maximum.)