When looking to add pet rats to your home and family, it’s important to purchase rats that have been tested for diseases like hantavirus, and Rat bite fever. As its contagious to humans, and can make those with compromised immune systems very sick. My rats are all free of hantavirus and rat bite fever. I can also assure you that you will not be spending money on vet care for upper respiratory infections, as which is often the case with pet store rats and rats from breeders who are bringing in rats from various sources. And breeding from rats with genetically weak immune systems. I have been breeding for years so the risk of your breeder not being available down the road, if needed is elimiated. Unfortunately many people get into breeding and last on average a year. Please research those who claim to health test and ask to view the documents, as some have been caught being dishonest about within the community unfortunately.
Babies can be reserved generally between 2 and 4 weeks of age. If anything changes after reserving rats, please let me know, as other suitable homes are always waiting. Deposits are now required to reserve rats. Deposits are required within 24hrs of choosing babies, or they will be listed as available again. Rats are to be paid in full by 5 weeks, unless previously agreed upon. If rats are required to stay at GBR, past 7 weeks, there is a $10 per week boarding charge.
The rats born at my house are very important to me. I ask of 3 things from my buyers. 1st, to provide the best care possible for them. 2nd, they are for pets not for breeding. If your intentions are to breed, please be honest, before purchasing any rats. And 3rd if ever they need to be rehomed, please allow me to assist in finding them suitable homes. I often have people waiting for rats, that are pre approved families. Online classifieds are a regular place for dishonest people looking to purchase animals, with poor intentions. Many of these people have been refused by breeders, and prey on pet owners, claiming they are “rescues” or just loving pet owners.
My guarantee is hassle free. Anything is possible when you work with genetics, however my rats have been exceptionally consistent for being healthy and having good to excellent temperaments. Typically the rats I breed live long healthy lives, with a low rate of cancer, and most never experience any upper respiratory infections. I am always willing to go the extra mile, to be sure the rats and families are a good fit, and everyone is happy.
Pick up is in Midland, unless prior arrangements have been made. Balance is due at pick up. Please bring a small carrier, or something similar to transport the babies home in. Pick up is by appointment only. Please try to be on time, as I often have other appointments or personal plans. Rats are required to be picked up within 7 days of purchase, unless agreed upon prior to being ready to leave. If they are required to stay longer, there is a $10 per week boarding fee.
It’s best to spend as much time as possible in the early days and weeks, after the babies arrive. A bonding pouch is a perfect tool, for getting connected. I also find sitting at the cage in the evening helps them learn to trust and seek out your attention. Plus its super cute watching them play and entertain.
Short haired dumbo dwarfs, in most colors and patterns.
Satin harley/long haired dumbo dwarfs in most colors and patterns.
Velveteen dumbo dwarfs in most colors and patterns.
My best rats by far! Typically they have a heavier bone structure, beautiful heads, fearless outgoing personalities from the start. Exceptional health. These dwarfs stand out. Females in this line are often rather large. They are like small puppies in many ways. The colors typically found in this line are torti’s in charcoal, midnight blue, russian blue, midnight mink, mink and chocolate
Odd eyed rats have 2 different colored eyes. My preference is a blk and bright red eye. They can be found on any coat type and color. Most often they do have blazes
Standard sized babies are only available on a limited basis when I import a new bloodline that I wish to introduce into my dwarf lines. Most of these will be silvermanes