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Rats for adoption

"Every person should be lucky enough to be owned by Rats!"


Disco's Rats/Disco's Critters Breedery:

I am a USDA licensed Small animal breeder. I acquired my first rat over 20 years ago and fell in love with these fun cute intelligent little critters.
In 20 years i have never been without rats and hope to never be!
At First, i acquired my rats from Pet stores and they had tumors, Mycoplasma issues, incurred enormous medical bills and didn't live over 2 years old.
I met a breeder who i began working for and she mentored me on rat breeding. She was the first one to bring Blue and Dumbo rats into our state. We worked hard to produce healthy rats.
After several years i took over the breeding on my own and have been concentrating on breeding for health, temperament and longevity.
She worked on these bloodlines for 15 years and now i have worked on them 15 yrs.
i love all Rodents! They are so cute and friendly!
Rats get a bad reputation in horror movies and media but they are such intelligent friendly companions.
I have found a lot of us who love rats are those who are concidered the outcasts, freaks or weird and i think that is why i love rats so much, as i am viewed at as a little odd.
I Enjoy adopting out my critters to rat lovers of all types.
Family Friendly. LQBTQ Friendly. I specialize in Helping many with Mental illness such as Anxiety and Depression. i love sharing rat knowledge.
I breed Fancy rats, Fancy mice, Guinea pigs, Egyptian Spiney Mice, African soft Fur rats, Hedgehogs, Syrian hamsters and several Dwarf hamster varieties.
I find private adoptions very rewarding as i can place the animals directly in their forever homes.
I also get to interact with other rat lovers and sometimes get pictures and updates throughout their lives, which helps me track health.
I am trying to get the healthiest rats with the longest lifespans i can!
Having healthy pets makes having them a lot more enjoyable!
My Ratties are bred for Pet quality.
My goal is to place rats in forever loving homes!
I believe rats or any animal should be adopted for the personality and compatibility with you!
I prefer adopters come and meet the rats and find who likes you and not pick one out by a photo or on color alone. Sometimes the "prettiest" one isn't the one who would be the best fit.
I have Dumbo eared and regular eared rats.
I have hairless, rexes and normal coats.
The rats come in many different patterns such as hooded, non hooded, Dalmatians, Berkshire, Self etc.
Colors produced are Blue, Russian blue, Agouti blue, Silver blue, Apricot, Agouti, Black, White, Chocolate, Siamese, Fawn/Tan, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Dalmatian and probably some others!

My Rats are pet quality, which means they are bred to be healthy pets.
Rats need to be in at least a pair. Rats are very social and can get very lonely and depressed without a buddy of their same species around. They snuggle and play together.
I will not adopt out a solo rat, unless you own rats already.
Rats are addictive! Once you have a couple, you want more!

Rats for Adoption:

Blue dots * in front help identify males, and red dots * in front help identify Females.

All terms used to describe ratties are generalized generic terms, others (rat organizations) may refer to them differently or with a more in depth title.

Males:
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*Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo 6/30/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Black Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo 6/30/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Black Dumbo (All black! No white! Rare!) 6/30/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Cream Rex Dumbo 7/26/19 (Mother Russian Blue Dumbo, Father Tan Rex Dumbo)

*Russian Blue Hooded Rex 7/28/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Black Hooded Rex Dumbo 7/28/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Tan Hooded Blaze Odd Eye 7/28/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Black Hooded Rex Dumbo 7/29/19 (Mother Chocolate Dumbo, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo)

*Tan Rex Dumbo 7/29/19 (Mother Chocolate Dumbo, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo)

*Black Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Russian Blue Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Cream Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Tan Blaze Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Black Rex Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Dark Eyed White Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Tan Hooded Dumbo 8/1/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Russian Blue Rex Dumbo 8/1/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Black Rex Dumbo 8/1/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)


Females:
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*Chocolate Blaze Rex Dumbo 6/13/19 (Mother Dalmatian Rex Dumbo, Father Chocolate)

*Black Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo 6/30/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Hairless 7/13/19 (Mother Blue Blaze Dumbo, Father Hairless)

*Russian Blue 7/13/19 (Mother Blue Blaze Dumbo, Father Hairless)

*Tan Rex Dumbo 7/28/19 (Mother Apricot Rex, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Black Rex Dumbo (2 available) 7/29/19 (Mother Chocolate Dumbo, Father Russian Blue Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo)

*Tan Rex Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Russian Blue Rex Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Chocolate Rex Dumbo 7/30/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)

*Tan Rex Dumbo 8/1/19 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Dumbo, Father Apricot Red Dumbo)



Bedding:
Newspaper works very well as bedding and contains very little dust.
I lay down flat newspaper sheets and then cover it with shredded newspaper.
All newspaper inks these days are made with vegetable or soy inks and are safe.
Aspen Wood shaving bedding is safe and can be used for rats.
Avoid Aspen with a strong odor or excess dust in the package.
PINE Bedding is NOT SAFE as it has harmful Phenols and Abietic acid in it that burn little rattie lungs causing scarring and many respiratory issues.
There are some that believe Pine is safe if it is Kiln dried. Typical Kiln drying removes water (moisture) but it is not heated to a high enough temperature to remove any significant amount of harmful phenols.
Pine can cause scabs and scarring on the rats lungs and tracheal sloughing.
A rat housed on pine for even a short period of time can have health issues for the rest of their life as a result.
CEDAR Bedding is NOT SAFE for any animal and should never be used.
Cedar contains Plicatic acid that burns lungs and is known for causing respiratory issues in both humans and animals.
Carefresh/Clean N Cozy bedding can be dusty and can be dangerous if animals eat it as it can cause blockages in the intestinal tract.
Fleece is commonly used to line cages as bedding,
Fleece can trap ammonia from the urine quickly which could cause respiratory issues if not changed every couple of days.
Fleece, towels or old shirts (Clothing) work well for blankets and hammocks.

Rat Food:
There are many rat foods available but not all of them are the best quality or appropriate for good rat health.
Avoid rat foods that contain Alfalfa pellets as rats do not like them and can not digest them well.
Avoid rat foods with small millet bird seeds. They are very small and are difficult for the ratties to grab and eat.
Avoid foods with dyes or colorful food pieces as dyes can effect their digestion/Stools.
Many Labs feed Mazuri Lab blocks so the rats diet is consistent for testing.
Some pet stores and department stores sell lab blocks that contain Molasses, which is sugar and to much sugar is not good for overall rat health.
Many rat owners Feed Oxbow pellet food. Oxbow is a processed pellet food.
I feed a Varied seed mix that i mix myself. My rats do very well on a seed mix diet.
I also feed my rats something from dinner everyday. They enjoy pasta, breads, cereal, tomato sauce and Vegetables.
Rats can have meat but most don't enjoy it very much and uneaten leftovers should be cleaned out of the cage quickly.
Rats can eat almost anything you will eat! Foods unhealthy for you, are also unhealthy for your rats.
Rats test all new foods and then wait a little while and if they don't get sick then they will come back in finish it. This is why it is so difficult to poison them in the wild because they are so smart!
Rats do not have a gag reflex so testing their foods helps so they don't get an upset stomach.

My Rat Food Mix:
I mix my food in a plastic bin container with a lid which helps keep it fresh and protect from bugs and from the ratties stealing and stashing it.
I mix equal parts of Black oil Sunflower seeds and Scratch grains (Corn and oats)
then i mix in about 10% Malt-O-Meal Honey Nut Spooners (Generic Cheerios), Malt-O-Meal Puffed wheat, Malt-O-Meal Oat clusters or other healthier not overly sugared cereal.
I also add in about 10% dried pasta (Which is good for their teeth) ( i use a variety of dried pasta and typically use a different type every time i mix up a new batch of food)
I also mix in dried oats/oatmeal and unsalted nuts on occasion.
Oats and oatmeal are great to feed to ratties with upset tummies/runny stools to help keep them regular.
I feed 1 to 5 pieces of Purina Little Bites/Purina small dog Dog food per rat a day. Dog food provides a good source of extra protein especially for pregnant and nursing mothers.
I also feed them some sort of human food on a daily basis. (IE: leftovers from lunch and dinner)
Most rats enjoy Mashed potatoes, peas, corn, pasta, anything with tomato sauce, breads, cereals and just about anything you would eat!
Please remember if it is junk food for you, it is junk food for your rats, feed "junk food" in moderation.

Adoption Process:

Please email me DiscoPanth@gmail.com if interested in adopting.
I am Located in Chaska, MN.
We set up a Date and time that works for both of us and you come see if you like any of the ratties and if they like you! :)
I do not reserve rats based on color.
All ratties should be picked by who responds to you and interacts with you, not based on color alone.
Interacting with the rats helps ensure you pick ones that are a good fit for you and them.
All rats have different personalities.
If you are new to rats please use my other ratties pages to learn all about them!
Rats do best in same sex pairs!
I will not adopt out a single rat, unless you have other rats already.

Rats need to be in pairs!
Sometimes older rats who have never had friends (Pet store rats) don't like friends and will need to be housed alone.
However my ratties are very socialized and are young and for their well being need a buddy.
Rats can become very lonely if they do not have a friend and become very depressed.
Having a human companion is not the same as having a friend of their own species.
Rats need a buddy to play and cuddle with when you are at work, school or just not at home.
I will not adopt out any rats (Or other animals) to anyone who uses pine bedding as i feel it is very harmful to animal and human health.

Adoption Fees:

All rats are $16 a piece
All Adoption fees are to be paid in Cash or Via Paypal.
Most of my Rats become available for adoption at 4 weeks old. Most available ratties are under 3 months old.
Large (over 4 months old) or Retired rats (over a year old) are sometimes discounted in price to help them find good homes!

Adoption Notes:

Rats do best in same sex pairs or groups!
Rats feel more comfortable when they have at least one other rattie around.
Rats can become very lonely if they do not have another rat friend.
Having two or more ensures they have a friend to play with when you are unable to be home.
I encourage adopters to adopt 2 or more ratties at a time!
Please note Females are typically smaller then males and can slip in and out of large cage bar spacing easily.
Females and baby rats should have 1/4 inch or less cage bar spacing.
Females typically are quite active and want to run and play all the time.
Females will run by and say hi, While males are more likely to sit with you.
Males can be quite active when young but as they age they get lazier and are more likely to sit and hang out with you..
Just because the rat or any animal is the color you like does not mean it is the best fit for you.
Ratties should be picked out by whose personality is compatible with yours.
Examples: If you are laid back you may want a laid back rattie, if you are very active, Females may be a better fit.
I try to have ratties available all the time.
Please bring a small box or animal carrier if you have one with you at time of adoption.
After an Appointment time is set up, then i give adopters my address and phone number.
Once we have an Appointment time set up, it is set for the time i am expecting you to arrive.
Please if you are canceling or running late please call me or send me a text letting me know as soon as you can so i know you are on your way.
All Adoption fees are to be paid in cash or Via Paypal at adoption appointment.

*NEW* Animal Keeper Travel Carriers now available!


These Keepers are made of plastic and are the Extra large size.
They have a very large door unlike most keepers which makes taking them in and out very easy!
I have a variety of lid color options.
They are $16 each.

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Updated 9/2/19


Email me for Adoption Information and/or Questions.
Email: DiscoPanth@gmail.com