Adopt

Here at Ravencharm Rattery there will occasionly be litters. Rats will be paired based on health, temperament and conformation. Babies will be sold as pet-only unless you are an established rattery which is approved by me.

Take a look at the testimonials to see what past adopters have to say about their Ravencharm rat(s).

Adoption Information

  • Potential adopters are required to fill out an adoption application
  • Applications will be reviewed to determine good homes
  • Adopters are required to agree to and sign an adoption contract before taking their rat(s) home
  • Rats are never placed as feeders
  • Rats are placed in pairs unless proof of compatible cage mate is given
  • Rats are placed as pet only, meaning they are not to be bred unless written approval is given by me
  • Rats are to be returned to Ravencharm Rattery if new home does not work out or if new owner can no longer care for them
  • Any rat that does not find a home stays with me, either forever or until a home can be found. I do not cull

Adults for Adoption

None at the moment

Adoption Prices

I prefer payments to be made through paypal. I will also accept checks or money orders but it is not considered "paid" until it has cleared.
  • Standard colors of any type (except DU) with Standard, Rex or Bristle coats- $20 each
  • Specialty colors/markings: Siamese, Burmese, Marble/Spotted Tabby, downunder or Specialty Coats: Harley, Satin, Hairless - $40 each
  • Adults (4+ months old)- Half of their baby price (see above)
*All money goes directly back into caring for the rats. I make no profit from breeding.

Adoption Process

NEW POLICY: From now on, or unless announced otherwise, I will be requiring a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold babies. Adopters will get to pick babies based on the order they paid the deposit.

HOW WILL THIS WORK?: A few days after the babies are born I will send out emails to those who are on the waiting list and give everyone the option to pay their deposit and pick their babies. Those who want to wait until the babies are older can do so, and a few days later I will send updated pictures on the babies still available and give another chance to place a deposit and pick babies. I will continue this until all babies are spoken for. Those who do not reply after 3 attempts to contact will be removed from the list. If you need/want to wait until a different litter or for better timing please just reply and let me know, I am happy to keep you on the list as long as you want if I am getting a response so I know you are still interested.

WHY?: What has been happening this last year or so is I am getting a large number of people who simply do not reply to my emails or have had something happen which makes it so they can no longer adopt but they do not let me know until I reach out to pick babies, or even set a time to pick up babies but never come. By requiring a deposit I will be able to ensure all babies have a home and that only those who are ready to adopt are reserving.

Health Guarantee

This guarantee only covers rats bred at Ravencharm Rattery for the first 14 days after leaving the rattery against any congenital or hereditary defects. Rats adopted from Ravencharm must be properly quarantined for a period of no less than 14 days after leaving Ravencharm for the guarantee to be valid. I recommend that the adopter has all rats checked by a vet to ensure they are in good health within this period. The adopter must report any medical problems within the period of guarantee, reports made after the 14 days will be invalid. If the rat is deemed by a veterinarian to be in "unsound health" within the 14 day period the adopter may request a replacement for another rat of equal value. Ravencharm may request contact information for the veterinarian to validate the claim.