Ruby Rattery

Proudly Breeding to better the Fancy Rat -
Albion, Victoria.

The Adoption Procedure

Please note the following

 

I do not adopt out my rats as breeders to people I am unfamiliar with. If you are a breeder interested in adopting from me, please take the time to get to know me and allow me to get to know you. This goes beyond simply contacting me, but also involves establishing an understanding and communicating ideas.

If you are inquiring about rats from me, please fill in and submit the Adoption Application, it helps me to get to know you and to better help you choose the right rats that will suit your lifestyle.




Please Note: From the date of conception, it takes 9 weeks for the babies to be ready for there new adoptive families, 3 weeks for gestation, and 6 weeks for them to be weaned, and mature enough to cope with moving to a new home. 



If you are enquiring about rat/s from me, please fill in the questionnaire on my site.

 

Please Note: I freight across Australia at buyers expense.
I am also obliged to charge an additional $50 fee on top of the freighting cost as it takes me 3 hours to get to the airport and 3 hours back. Costing over $100 in petrol.

 

If you wish to adopt babies from me fill in and submit the Adoption Application. You will then be put on my waiting list for babies that you have described in your adoption application. Once the babies are about 2 weeks old, I will add there individual photos to my website, and you may choose the babies you wish to reserve by emailing or calling me. I only adopt out babies in same sex pairs (unless you already own a rat of the same sex or you are an established reputable breeder) because they are extremely social creatures and need the company of there own kind to be truly happy, no matter how much time you spend with your lone rat, it can never ever replace the companionship of another same sex rat buddy. I also require than any approved adoptees submit a photo of the cage that there rats will be living in. If you are local I would prefer if I actually visit you and see the cage in person and meet you.

Once the babies you have reserved are 6-8 weeks old, they are ready and mature enough to be able to cope with going to their new home. Please email or call me and let me know when you would like to pick up your babies. You will have to travel out to me to pick up your babies in most circumstances, otherwise I can deliver babies on certain days for a small fee ranging from $10-$25 depending where in Melbourne you live, to cover petrol. Please bring your own baby proof carrier, and make sure that you car is air conditioned if it is a warm day (if your car does not have air conditioning, please take the appropriate steps to keep your rats cool) I do not let ratlets go home on days where the temperature exceeds 35 celcius.

You also have the option of being able to purchase (for a small cost of $2 for ink and paper) the babies neatly printed colour birth certificate or pedigree (if applicable).

All babies adopted from me will come with 1 metric cup of their current diet, a "wiffle" ball (a small plastic ball rats love to toss around, it can also be filled with treats) and of course support for the lifetime of your ratties and beyond. 

I charge $25 for any rat that I adopt out because to me no matter what fancy colour, pattern or type they are, they are all special and equally important to me. I don't sell one for a higher price just because it is "prettier". My price is based on the average in Australia.

__________________________________

 

 

About my babies

 

All of my babies will be very very well socialized, extremely friendly and will have been handled from 24 hours old, they will have been socialized with dogs and children, loud noises, other rats etc.

The mother rat will give birth in a smaller cage than her usual living cage, I use a cage with a solid plastic base, and small bar spacing. I am thinking of using a converted plastic storage tub instead.

In the birthing cage I try to keep decore to a minimum as some mothers will rip up anything they can get there hands on to use for nesting material, including lab blocks and even toys, even though all my mothers get shredded newspaper and paper towels in abundance to use as nesting material.Please Note the following: From the date of conception, it takes 9 weeks for the babies to be ready for there new adoptive families, 3 weeks for gestation, and 6 weeks for them to be weaned, and mature enough to cope with moving to a new home. If you are enquiring about rat/s from me, please fill in the questionnaire on my site.



If you are enquiring about rat/s from me, please fill in the questionnaire on my site.

 

Please Note: I freight across Australia at buyers expense.
I am also obliged to charge an additional $50 fee on top of the freighting cost as it takes me 3 hours to get to the airport and 3 hours back. Costing over $100 in petrol.

 

If you wish to adopt babies from me fill in and submit the Adoption Application. You will then be put on my waiting list for babies that you have described in your adoption application. Once the babies are about 2 weeks old, I will add there individual photos to my website, and you may choose the babies you wish to reserve by emailing or calling me. I only adopt out babies in same sex pairs (unless you already own a rat of the same sex or you are an established reputable breeder) because they are extremely social creatures and need the company of there own kind to be truly happy, no matter how much time you spend with your lone rat, it can never ever replace the companionship of another same sex rat buddy. I also require than any approved adoptees submit a photo of the cage that there rats will be living in. If you are local I would prefer if I actually visit you and see the cage in person and meet you.

Once the babies you have reserved are 6-8 weeks old, they are ready and mature enough to be able to cope with going to their new home. Please email or call me and let me know when you would like to pick up your babies. You will have to travel out to me to pick up your babies in most circumstances, otherwise I can deliver babies on certain days for a small fee ranging from $10-$25 depending where in Melbourne you live, to cover petrol. Please bring your own baby proof carrier, and make sure that you car is air conditioned if it is a warm day (if your car does not have air conditioning, please take the appropriate steps to keep your rats cool) I do not let ratlets go home on days where the temperature exceeds 35 celcius.

You also have the option of being able to purchase (for a small cost of $2 for ink and paper) the babies neatly printed colour birth certificate or pedigree (if applicable).

All babies adopted from me will come with 1 metric cup of their current diet, a "wiffle" ball (a small plastic ball rats love to toss around, it can also be filled with treats) and of course support for the lifetime of your ratties and beyond. 

I charge $25 for any rat that I adopt out because to me no matter what fancy colour, pattern or type they are, they are all special and equally important to me. I don't sell one for a higher price just because it is "prettier". My price is based on the average in Australia.

__________________________________

 

 

About my babies

 

All of my babies will be very very well socialized, extremely friendly and will have been handled from 24 hours old, they will have been socialized with dogs and children, loud noises, other rats etc.

The mother rat will give birth in a smaller cage than her usual living cage, I use a cage with a solid plastic base, and small bar spacing. I am thinking of using a converted plastic storage tub instead.

In the birthing cage I try to keep decore to a minimum as some mothers will rip up anything they can get there hands on to use for nesting material, including lab blocks and even toys, even though all my mothers get shredded newspaper and paper towels in abundance to use as nesting material.

Once the babies open there eyes, I introduce toys to the Nursery cage, such as tinkle balls, hammocks, play tubes and igloos etc. When the babies reach about 3 weeks, I then transfer them to 2 cages I edited especially for weaning babies, it consists of 2 cages joined together (pictured below, I cut out a section of wire from each cage, and cable tie them together) which gives them lots of room to hone there skills for climbing, playing and exploring.

 

 

 

 

The babies will be weaned at about 5 weeks. The next step un there upbringing is when they reach 5 weeks old, I separate the 2 cages joined together, and place females in 1 cage, and males in the other (As they can be sexually mature at as young as 5 weeks old). They remain in these cages till they have gone to there new adoptive families. The mother of the litter also remains with the female babies till they are all adopted out.

I am not a pet store, I normally have between 2-4 litters a year, I normally do not have baby ratties available right away as soon as you enquire, from the time of conception it takes 9 weeks before the ratlets are ready to go to there new homes. Whatever little money I make from the sale of my babies, I put right back into my rattery 10 fold, for food, toys , housing and vet bills, there is no way I could ever make enough money to cover the costs completely as it is a labour of love.

If I don't have babies available at a particular time that you inquire, I would be happy to point you in the direction of a breeder in your area.

I freight across Australia at buyers expense. The additional charges on top of the rats are typically freight which varies from $50 to $70 depending on your location, and as well as $10 or so which covers the cost of the carrier used to freight the rats.

I am also obliged to charge an additional $50 fee on top of the freighting cost as it takes me 3 hours to get to the airport and 3 hours back. Costing over $100 in petrol.

 
  
 
About the adoption process
 
 
If you wish to adopt babies from me, first fill in and submit the Adoption Application and I will generally reply as soon as I can. When your application has been approved and if you are happy to wait for available babies, I shall place you on my waiting list. You will not be able to choose for certain the rats you will be getting until they are between 6 and 8 weeks old, why? Because my decisions can change on who I keep from a litter, I don't decide for sure until the babies are that age so that I can properly assess each baby's temperament and health.
 
I only adopt out babies in same sex pairs (unless you currently own rats of the same sex) because they are extremely social creatures and need the company of there own kind to be truly happy, no matter how much time you spend with your lone rat it can never ever replace the companionship of another same sex rat buddy. I also require than anyone adopting rats submit a photo of the cage that said rats will be living in.
Once the litter is old enough (6-8 weeks) they are ready to leave the rattery.
 Upon visiting, I ask that you bring your own baby proof carrier and make sure that you car is air conditioned if it is a warm day (if your car does not have air conditioning, please take the appropriate steps to keep your rats cool) I do not let rats go home on days where the temperature exceeds 32 degrees celcius.
 
 
You will also receive a few extra supplies upon adoption which are complimentary:
A small sample of the rats current diet
A comfy hammock
An info sheet with helpful websites and contacts, as well as my contact details 
 
 
The adoption fee for any rat is $25, regardless of age, gender or variety.
My price is based on the average in Australia from reputable, established breeders.
 
All of my babies will be friendly and used to people. They will have been exposed to the sights, sounds and smells of dogs and cats, loud noises and daily living.

I am not a pet store nor do I breed for a demand, I normally have around 4 litters a year. I typically won't have rats available at the time of inquiry.
From the time of conception it takes at least 9 weeks before the babies are ready to go to their new homes.

If I don't have babies available at the correct time for you and you do not wish to wait till my next available litter, I would be happy to point you in the direction of a reputable breeder in your area.

 

 

 

The Adoption Process

 

Please Note: From the date of conception, it takes 9 weeks for the babies to be ready for there new adoptive families, 3 weeks for gestation, and 6 weeks for them to be weaned, and mature enough to cope with moving to a new home. 

If you are enquiring about rat/s from me, please fill in the questionnaire on my site.

 

Please Note: I freight across Australia at buyers expense.
I am also obliged to charge an additional $50 fee on top of the freighting cost as it takes me 3 hours to get to the airport and 3 hours back. Costing over $100 in petrol.

 

If you wish to adopt babies from me fill in and submit the Adoption Application. You will then be put on my waiting list for babies that you have described in your adoption application. Once the babies are about 2 weeks old, I will add there individual photos to my website, and you may choose the babies you wish to reserve by emailing or calling me. I only adopt out babies in same sex pairs (unless you already own a rat of the same sex or you are an established reputable breeder) because they are extremely social creatures and need the company of there own kind to be truly happy, no matter how much time you spend with your lone rat, it can never ever replace the companionship of another same sex rat buddy. I also require than any approved adoptees submit a photo of the cage that there rats will be living in. If you are local I would prefer if I actually visit you and see the cage in person and meet you.

Once the babies you have reserved are 6-8 weeks old, they are ready and mature enough to be able to cope with going to their new home. Please email or call me and let me know when you would like to pick up your babies. You will have to travel out to me to pick up your babies in most circumstances, otherwise I can deliver babies on certain days for a small fee ranging from $10-$25 depending where in Melbourne you live, to cover petrol. Please bring your own baby proof carrier, and make sure that you car is air conditioned if it is a warm day (if your car does not have air conditioning, please take the appropriate steps to keep your rats cool) I do not let ratlets go home on days where the temperature exceeds 35 celcius.

You also have the option of being able to purchase (for a small cost of $2 for ink and paper) the babies neatly printed colour birth certificate or pedigree (if applicable).

All babies adopted from me will come with 1 metric cup of their current diet, a "wiffle" ball (a small plastic ball rats love to toss around, it can also be filled with treats) and of course support for the lifetime of your ratties and beyond. 

I charge $25 for any rat that I adopt out because to me no matter what fancy colour, pattern or type they are, they are all special and equally important to me. I don't sell one for a higher price just because it is "prettier". My price is based on the average in Australia.

__________________________________

 

 

About my babies

 

All of my babies will be very very well socialized, extremely friendly and will have been handled from 24 hours old, they will have been socialized with dogs and children, loud noises, other rats etc.

The mother rat will give birth in a smaller cage than her usual living cage, I use a cage with a solid plastic base, and small bar spacing. I am thinking of using a converted plastic storage tub instead.

In the birthing cage I try to keep decore to a minimum as some mothers will rip up anything they can get there hands on to use for nesting material, including lab blocks and even toys, even though all my mothers get shredded newspaper and paper towels in abundance to use as nesting material.

Once the babies open there eyes, I introduce toys to the Nursery cage, such as tinkle balls, hammocks, play tubes and igloos etc. When the babies reach about 3 weeks, I then transfer them to 2 cages I edited especially for weaning babies, it consists of 2 cages joined together (pictured below, I cut out a section of wire from each cage, and cable tie them together) which gives them lots of room to hone there skills for climbing, playing and exploring.

 

 

 

 

The babies will be weaned at about 5 weeks. The next step un there upbringing is when they reach 5 weeks old, I separate the 2 cages joined together, and place females in 1 cage, and males in the other (As they can be sexually mature at as young as 5 weeks old). They remain in these cages till they have gone to there new adoptive families. The mother of the litter also remains with the female babies till they are all adopted out.

I am not a pet store, I normally have between 2-4 litters a year, I normally do not have baby ratties available right away as soon as you enquire, from the time of conception it takes 9 weeks before the ratlets are ready to go to there new homes. Whatever little money I make from the sale of my babies, I put right back into my rattery 10 fold, for food, toys , housing and vet bills, there is no way I could ever make enough money to cover the costs completely as it is a labour of love.

If I don't have babies available at a particular time that you inquire, I would be happy to point you in the direction of a breeder in your area.

 

 

The Adoption Process

 

Please Note: From the date of conception, it takes 9 weeks for the babies to be ready for there new adoptive families, 3 weeks for gestation, and 6 weeks for them to be weaned, and mature enough to cope with moving to a new home. 

If you are enquiring about rat/s from me, please fill in the questionnaire on my site.

 

Please Note: I freight across Australia at buyers expense.
I am also obliged to charge an additional $50 fee on top of the freighting cost as it takes me 3 hours to get to the airport and 3 hours back. Costing over $100 in petrol.

 

If you wish to adopt babies from me fill in and submit the Adoption Application. You will then be put on my waiting list for babies that you have described in your adoption application. Once the babies are about 2 weeks old, I will add there individual photos to my website, and you may choose the babies you wish to reserve by emailing or calling me. I only adopt out babies in same sex pairs (unless you already own a rat of the same sex or you are an established reputable breeder) because they are extremely social creatures and need the company of there own kind to be truly happy, no matter how much time you spend with your lone rat, it can never ever replace the companionship of another same sex rat buddy. I also require than any approved adoptees submit a photo of the cage that there rats will be living in. If you are local I would prefer if I actually visit you and see the cage in person and meet you.

Once the babies you have reserved are 6-8 weeks old, they are ready and mature enough to be able to cope with going to their new home. Please email or call me and let me know when you would like to pick up your babies. You will have to travel out to me to pick up your babies in most circumstances, otherwise I can deliver babies on certain days for a small fee ranging from $10-$25 depending where in Melbourne you live, to cover petrol. Please bring your own baby proof carrier, and make sure that you car is air conditioned if it is a warm day (if your car does not have air conditioning, please take the appropriate steps to keep your rats cool) I do not let ratlets go home on days where the temperature exceeds 35 celcius.

You also have the option of being able to purchase (for a small cost of $2 for ink and paper) the babies neatly printed colour birth certificate or pedigree (if applicable).

All babies adopted from me will come with 1 metric cup of their current diet, a "wiffle" ball (a small plastic ball rats love to toss around, it can also be filled with treats) and of course support for the lifetime of your ratties and beyond. 

I charge $25 for any rat that I adopt out because to me no matter what fancy colour, pattern or type they are, they are all special and equally important to me. I don't sell one for a higher price just because it is "prettier". My price is based on the average in Australia.

__________________________________

 

 

About my babies

 

All of my babies will be very very well socialized, extremely friendly and will have been handled from 24 hours old, they will have been socialized with dogs and children, loud noises, other rats etc.

The mother rat will give birth in a smaller cage than her usual living cage, I use a cage with a solid plastic base, and small bar spacing. I am thinking of using a converted plastic storage tub instead.

In the birthing cage I try to keep decore to a minimum as some mothers will rip up anything they can get there hands on to use for nesting material, including lab blocks and even toys, even though all my mothers get shredded newspaper and paper towels in abundance to use as nesting material.

Once the babies open there eyes, I introduce toys to the Nursery cage, such as tinkle balls, hammocks, play tubes and igloos etc. When the babies reach about 3 weeks, I then transfer them to 2 cages I edited especially for weaning babies, it consists of 2 cages joined together (pictured below, I cut out a section of wire from each cage, and cable tie them together) which gives them lots of room to hone there skills for climbing, playing and exploring.

 

 

 

 

The babies will be weaned at about 5 weeks. The next step un there upbringing is when they reach 5 weeks old, I separate the 2 cages joined together, and place females in 1 cage, and males in the other (As they can be sexually mature at as young as 5 weeks old). They remain in these cages till they have gone to there new adoptive families. The mother of the litter also remains with the female babies till they are all adopted out.

I am not a pet store, I normally have between 2-4 litters a year, I normally do not have baby ratties available right away as soon as you enquire, from the time of conception it takes 9 weeks before the ratlets are ready to go to there new homes. Whatever little money I make from the sale of my babies, I put right back into my rattery 10 fold, for food, toys , housing and vet bills, there is no way I could ever make enough money to cover the costs completely as it is a labour of love.

If I don't have babies available at a particular time that you inquire, I would be happy to point you in the direction of a breeder in your area.

 

 

The Adoption Process

 

Please Note: From the date of conception, it takes 9 weeks for the babies to be ready for there new adoptive families, 3 weeks for gestation, and 6 weeks for them to be weaned, and mature enough to cope with moving to a new home. 

If you are enquiring about rat/s from me, please fill in the questionnaire on my site.

 

Please Note: I freight across Australia at buyers expense.
I am also obliged to charge an additional $50 fee on top of the freighting cost as it takes me 3 hours to get to the airport and 3 hours back. Costing over $100 in petrol.

 

If you wish to adopt babies from me fill in and submit the Adoption Application. You will then be put on my waiting list for babies that you have described in your adoption application. Once the babies are about 2 weeks old, I will add there individual photos to my website, and you may choose the babies you wish to reserve by emailing or calling me. I only adopt out babies in same sex pairs (unless you already own a rat of the same sex or you are an established reputable breeder) because they are extremely social creatures and need the company of there own kind to be truly happy, no matter how much time you spend with your lone rat, it can never ever replace the companionship of another same sex rat buddy. I also require than any approved adoptees submit a photo of the cage that there rats will be living in. If you are local I would prefer if I actually visit you and see the cage in person and meet you.

Once the babies you have reserved are 6-8 weeks old, they are ready and mature enough to be able to cope with going to their new home. Please email or call me and let me know when you would like to pick up your babies. You will have to travel out to me to pick up your babies in most circumstances, otherwise I can deliver babies on certain days for a small fee ranging from $10-$25 depending where in Melbourne you live, to cover petrol. Please bring your own baby proof carrier, and make sure that you car is air conditioned if it is a warm day (if your car does not have air conditioning, please take the appropriate steps to keep your rats cool) I do not let ratlets go home on days where the temperature exceeds 35 celcius.

You also have the option of being able to purchase (for a small cost of $2 for ink and paper) the babies neatly printed colour birth certificate or pedigree (if applicable).

All babies adopted from me will come with 1 metric cup of their current diet, a "wiffle" ball (a small plastic ball rats love to toss around, it can also be filled with treats) and of course support for the lifetime of your ratties and beyond. 

I charge $25 for any rat that I adopt out because to me no matter what fancy colour, pattern or type they are, they are all special and equally important to me. I don't sell one for a higher price just because it is "prettier". My price is based on the average in Australia.

__________________________________

 

 

About my babies

 

All of my babies will be very very well socialized, extremely friendly and will have been handled from 24 hours old, they will have been socialized with dogs and children, loud noises, other rats etc.

The mother rat will give birth in a smaller cage than her usual living cage, I use a cage with a solid plastic base, and small bar spacing. I am thinking of using a converted plastic storage tub instead.

In the birthing cage I try to keep decore to a minimum as some mothers will rip up anything they can get there hands on to use for nesting material, including lab blocks and even toys, even though all my mothers get shredded newspaper and paper towels in abundance to use as nesting material.

Once the babies open there eyes, I introduce toys to the Nursery cage, such as tinkle balls, hammocks, play tubes and igloos etc. When the babies reach about 3 weeks, I then transfer them to 2 cages I edited especially for weaning babies, it consists of 2 cages joined together (pictured below, I cut out a section of wire from each cage, and cable tie them together) which gives them lots of room to hone there skills for climbing, playing and exploring.

 

 

 

 

The babies will be weaned at about 5 weeks. The next step un there upbringing is when they reach 5 weeks old, I separate the 2 cages joined together, and place females in 1 cage, and males in the other (As they can be sexually mature at as young as 5 weeks old). They remain in these cages till they have gone to there new adoptive families. The mother of the litter also remains with the female babies till they are all adopted out.

I am not a pet store, I normally have between 2-4 litters a year, I normally do not have baby ratties available right away as soon as you enquire, from the time of conception it takes 9 weeks before the ratlets are ready to go to there new homes. Whatever little money I make from the sale of my babies, I put right back into my rattery 10 fold, for food, toys , housing and vet bills, there is no way I could ever make enough money to cover the costs completely as it is a labour of love.

If I don't have babies available at a particular time that you inquire, I would be happy to point you in the direction of a breeder in your area.