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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 knew that i would always want rats in my life so decided to breed my own and concentrate on breeding for Health, Temperament and Longevity.
Shortly after falling in love with rats i developed a rodent addiction and began acquiring other furry rodents and critters.
I breed Fancy rats, Fancy mice, Guinea pigs, Egyptian Spiney Mice, African soft Fur rats, Hedgehogs, Syrian hamsters and several Dwarf hamster varieties.
I pride myself in adopting out my critters to families, rodent enthusiasts and catering to people with Anxiety, Depression or other Mental health issues where having a pet to care for is beneficial to both human and rat.
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!
Mycoplasma flair ups and Tumors are rare in my ratties.
Having healthy pets makes having them a lot of fun!
My Ratties are bred for Pet quality.
My Breeder rats are kept separate from my Pet rats who are not bred and frequently are my retired breeders.
My breeders are set up to breed at no younger then 3 months and are retired at around 1 year old.
My Breeders are left together all the time, i find leaving the Father's in helps make the babies healthier and more playful.
The Father Helps raise the babies and Mom can get a little break from time to time.
All my Rats are handled from birth.
The breeders are retired at around a year old so the breeders are always changing.
Retired breeders are separated to have their last litters then i either keep them for pets or adopt them out.
If a health issue or problem occurs with a litter i retire them immediately or change their mates to avoid any further issues.
I Keep track of every ratties birth date, Parents, Grandparents and every type (color) of baby produced by a certain pair.
I have a great local Veterinarian who is very knowledgeable and helpful that i visit when necessary. (I will happily recommend the clinic if anyone needs a great Vet)

I do not specialize in Specific colors per sey as a rat (or any pet) should not be adopted solely on color. I believe it should be adopted for the personality and compatibility with you!
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, Burmese, Tan, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Dalmatian and probably some others!

My Rats are pet quality, which means they are bred to be healthy pets.
I have rats available every week. I wean the rat babies at 4 weeks old. (28 days)
I typically have 7 to 10 Breeding pairs.

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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*Chocolate Dumbo 12/17/17 (Mother Chocolate Rex Dumbo, Father Blue Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Tan Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo 1/2/18 (Mother Russian Blue Rex Dumbo, Father Black Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Blue Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo 1/2/18 (Mother Russian Blue Rex Dumbo, Father Black Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Tan Dumbo 1/2/18 (Mother Russian Blue Rex Dumbo, Father Black Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Tan Blaze Dumbo 1/2/18 (Mother Russian Blue Rex Dumbo, Father Black Hooded Blaze Dumbo)

*Hairless Saddled Dumbo 1/12/18 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Blaze Rex Odd Eye Dumbo, Father Hairless Dumbo)

*Black Hooded Dumbo 1/18/18 (Mother Black Hooded Dumbo, Father Blue Dumbo)

*Black Blaze Dumbo 1/18/18 (Mother Black Hooded Dumbo, Father Blue Dumbo)


Females:
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*Black Hooded Blaze Rex Dumbo 1/12/18 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Blaze Rex Odd Eye Dumbo, Father Hairless Dumbo)

*Hairless Dumbo 1/12/18 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Blaze Rex Odd Eye Dumbo, Father Hairless Dumbo)

*Albino Rex Dumbo 1/12/18 (Mother Chocolate Hooded Blaze Rex Odd Eye Dumbo, Father Hairless Dumbo)

*Black Dumbo (3 available) 1/18/18 (Mother Black Hooded Dumbo, Father Blue 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 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,
Most fleece is coated with a substance which makes water (urine) run off of it and not be absorbed.
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, however it is a processed food and is quite plain.
I feed a Varied seed mix that i mix myself. I feel the rats are healthiest and happiest when fed a varied diet. It would be quite boring to eat the same thing everyday.
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!
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 and i will not adopt out a single rat, unless you have other rats already.
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.

Rats make great pets and Friends!












Updated 2/19/18


Email me for Adoption Information and/or Questions.
Email: DiscoPanth@earthlink.net