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Applying For Rats From Me

Like any good breeder, I want to make sure my rats go to people who love rats, are willing to learn everything they can to keep them healthy and happy,…

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Video of Orange Julius being cute

This is Blue Apple Orange Julius. I really love this rat and he’s exactly what I breed for (but don’t always get). He’s a 7-month old Russian topaz buck turning…

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Jazz Rats….!

My rats last night, having a little fun while listening to Brad Mehldau…  …

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A New Generation

It’s hard to imagine just how much goes into breeding rats. First, you need your foundation rats, which in my case came from a mix of Kiwi Stud rats and…

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Kiko’s little ones!

Kiwi Kiko, one of my Russian blue agouti does, had a litter the morning of Saturday, October 26th. The buck (not mine but another Kiwi boy!) is Kiwi Cluck, a…

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Bringing Down the Cost Of Vet Bills

    I know they are cute and I know they are fun, but rats are also quite expensive. It’s not the initial cost. Most people don’t worry about paying…

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How To Introduce New Rats

For years I dreaded introducing rats to one another. Or rather, I didn’t mind too much introducing does to each other — they were far more peaceable (usually), but I…

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Temperament Testing In Rats

Much is made of early temperament testing in rats. Typically, a breeder will perform a number of tests including a “scruff” test, a human approach test (HAT), and a novel…

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Taming Baby Rats

People get rats from lots of different places and they aren’t always the tamest of rats. There is no point telling someone who has just picked up a couple of…