ALL ANIMALS LISTED ON THIS PAGE ARE NOT FOR SALE.

THIS PAGE REPRESENTS OUR BREEDERS.

FOR AVAILABLE RATS, PLEASE VISIT THE AVAILABLE RAT PAGE

In 2005, I started my journey with pet rats. It was one I never thought I'd love more. In 2010, I lost my heart rat and decided to stop breeding. I sold off all my old breeders and any young ones I had. My heart was broken. I never thought I'd be able to have another rat as a pet OR breed them again. But, here we are, 13 years later and rats have again taken over my life, my office and my heart!

 

We breed primarily for temperament and have a few harder to find colors here and all rats are socialized (with other rats, other animals and people!) and handled daily from the day they are born.  

 

Our main focus is pets, however we have offered feeders and breeders to others in the past. 

 

All are spoiled rotten and we expect a home that will love them and spoil them just as we do. 

 

Focusing on Siamese, Harley, Dumbo, Hairless, & Merle

 

Raising Rats Timeline

Below you'll find our girls and our boys. Ranging in age from 2 months of age to 2 years old, this mischief lives in lavish Midwest Double Critter Nation cages with all the goodies a rat could ask for. (Girls and Boys have a separate cage)

With plenty of space to play, hide and raise babies, the female colony helps each other take care of babies and teach them everything there is to know about living in a colony. 

 

Here's what we do to make it as easy as possible on mom and babies!

 

  • 4 days before due date, mom is moved to a nursery cage where she'll prepare her nest and deliver her babies.

  • After the babies are born, I will check on them and make sure everyone is counted and checked on. First time moms can get a little crazy with the cleaning of newborns and can unintentionally injure them.

  • At 1 week old, babies are weighted, examined, sexed and noted in our records for the moms.

  • At 2 week old, babies and mamas are moved from nursery cages into the main colony cage on the top level. This level has been separated from the bottom and allows moms to raise babies with little to no interference of the other females in the colony.

  • At 3 weeks old, the ramp between levels is opened and the other girls are allowed to interact with moms and babies. From this point until they are 5 weeks old, the rat pups learn all about living in a colony. The aunties teach them manners, what the hierarchy means, when play time has gotten to rough and much more.

  • At 4 weeks old, individual photos are taken and posted on our available rats page and we begin taking payments for babies..

  • At 5 weeks old, male rat pups are now moved to the big boys cage. Here the older males will teach the little ones all about what it's like living in an all male colony. Uncles will show them the rules, discipline them when needed and teach them to use the litter box (this makes cleaning the boys cage so much easier)

  • At 6 weeks old, Those that have been sold are placed in a separate area and labeled with the buyers information.

  • At 7 weeks old, personalities begin to show more and you quickly learn who will be the trouble makers of the group

  • At 8 weeks old, babies are now ready to go to their new homes. Any buyer that has completed our purchase timeline (full payment, signed agreement and appointment for pick up) will now be able to come at their scheduled pick up time and get their new babies.

 

By the time the rat pups are 8 weeks old and ready to go to their new homes, they are well socialized, curious, loving, litter box trained and, like most animals, food driven. Snack time is their favorite time!

 

Our Mischief - The Boys

Cherokee Flats' Gus Gus

Standard Chocolate Berkshire

**Retired Breeder

Cherokee Flats' Ramen

Standard Hairless Dark Eye

Cherokee Flats' Tiny Tim

Dumbo Russian Blue Variegated Hooded

Cherokee Flats' Xavier

Dumbo Siamese Teddy Bear

Cherokee Flats' Finn

Dumbo Russian Blue Harley Odd Eye

Night Lily Exotics' Fritz

Male Dumbo Black Berkshire Harley

Our Mischief - The Girls

Cherokee Flats' Luna

Standard Dark Eyed Hairless


Night Lily Exotics' Missy

Dumbo Russian Blue Werewolf

Night Lily Exotics' Sophie

Dumbo Himalayan Harley

Night Lily Exotics' Sandy

Dumbo Russian Blue Merle Marten Variegated Hooded

(Harley Carrier)

Night Lily Exotics' Mandy

Dumbo British Blue Berkshire

Cherokee Flats' Raven

Standard Black Eyed Siamese Hairless

Sire: Ramen (Hairless)      Dam: Midnight (Black Berkshire)

DOB: 01/10/2024

Cherokee Flats' Midnight

Standard Black Berkshire

Night Lily Exotics' Lily Rose

Dumbo Siamese Fawn Pearl

Night Lily Exotics' Marge

Dumbo Russian Blue Capped