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Cali Rattery (CLR) is a closed rattery, located in Santa Clarita. No public allowed to visit rattery. Cali Rattery is continually breeding wonderful and healthy rats. Rats can be picked up from a desired location of my choice.
Cali Rattery is specializing in breeding rats for their wonderful health, personalities, and colors. Every rattling is handled daily to achieve the highest expectations in a great rat. Common colors can include; champagne, mink, hooded, silver, blue, berkshire, white, black, etc.
Each individual rat is held daily from the day they are born. This helps to improve social skills and temperament.
* I have the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime *
Policy: NO WAITING LIST. ADOPTION IS A 1ST COME 1ST SERVE!
(There may be few exceptions on reserving rats)
Shipping: Rats will not be shipped they must be picked up from my desired location.
Return Policy: If you are no longer able to care for your (Cali Rattery) rat(s) they will be taken back and a refund will be discussed.
*No other rats may be returned to Cali Rattery only rats that were purchased at Cali Rattery may be returned.
What to Expect: Each and every rat has a wonderful temperament. Rat are exposed to dogs, birds, people, T.V.'s, and other household noises to ensure a calmer and healthier rat.
(Rats are like humans as we all have different personalities, therefore no specific temperament is guaranteed but as always they are being bred to be as wonderful as possible)
Adoption: Rats are available around 4-6 weeks old.
Females VS. Males: Female rats tend to be more energetic and do well learning new tricks. Male rats tend to be more laid-back and generally have a chill personality. Females tend to live longer than males but that's not always the case.
Pair Policy: Rats are very social animals therefore they need a same-sex partner to keep each other company. Having two rats of the same-sex keeps your furry friends happy and healthy. Rats are only sold in same-sex pairs. Keeping one rat is almost the same amount of maintenance as it is two rats. If you are looking to purchase one rat from me to accompany a rat you may have at home, there needs to be proof. If for whatever reason you cannot get two rats I suggest males but they still should have a buddy.
Life Span Of Rats: Rats can live anywhere from a year to four years I currently have owned most of my rats to the age of about two to two and a half and some for as long as three.
To Know: Almost every rat carries Mycoplasma, a bacterium lacking a cell wall, this is found in almost every rat(including private bred rats, wild, and pet stores) except lab rats as those rats need to be free of anything that can change results of an experiment. This bacterium is ALMOST ALWAYS the main reason for a URI (Upper Respiratory Infection). No need to worry just as long as you take proper care of your rat. Ways to prevent your rattie from getting URI's, stress is a major factor in URI's. Once the body is under great amount of stress the bacterium takes over and causes a URI to take place. Other reasons a URI can take place; over-crowding in cages, ammonia build up from rat urine if not cleaned often, using bedding that contains phenols such as pine/cedar, and make sure they are away from any draft. Take these precautions and your rat should be just fine. NOW the difference between getting a rat from a private breeder and pet store can be life and death for your rattie Rats bred through private breeders have a history of each and every rat, this tells them if they have ever had a URI, any temperament issues, if they have ever had any sickness in their past, and this information is vital to a breeder because this helps decide what rats to breed together. Then you have pet stores who get their rats through rat mills almost like a puppy mill, the rats at these mills are bred multiple times, inbred, not cared for properly, in too small of cages, cages are unkempt, usually resulting in a URI, aren't provided attention that is necessary,which can cause a temperamental rat, and the list continues. Their is something called line-breeding and inbreeding, their is a difference between the two. Line breeding is common in many private breeders as they use their strongest rats in health and temperament and breed them with a relative, to keep that gene present (that makes them strong), stay in the line. If this wasn't a method of breeding in rats you would eventually lose that gene because you would keep breeding non-relatives and you would phase out that good gene. Now inbreeding is a lack of understanding genes. Many people just want to breed for fun and don't know their history and therefore can produce unhealthy offspring, which later down the road can have major issues. For example, if tumors were common in the parent(s) then more likely then not you will get offspring that will produce tumors later in life. Therefore a lack of knowing the history of your rats can lead to shorter lives.
Currently some of my rats are housed in a WARE NATURAL WOOD CAGE containing aspen bedding. You can also use yesterday's news, care fresh, and even shredded paper towels. They are being fed a diet that consists of grains, wheat, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Also they are fed harlen teklad blocks 2018. Rat needs; a healthy and balanced diet (fruits and veggies as well), fresh water, plenty of accessories, a good wire cage to prevent ammonia buildup, and lots of love and attention.
*If you want to know more about the food I feed them email me and I can also make some for you to take home to feed to your new Rattie's when you come to adopt or if you just simply want food from me*
Prices may vary:
Babies:(4-10 weeks) $30-40
Adults:(Over 10 weeks) $15-20