Colorado Rat Breeder | Camarattery

Website Updated June.10.2024

We do have babies available!
FYI...Please be aware that breeding season stops in July & August in the USA. Rats loose fertility in hot weather, so babies are scarce during that time. If you are going to adopt, now is the time. Breeding season doesn't really pick up again until the fall when the weather is cooler.

Our Simple Adoption Process:

  • We do not have a wait list. And have no need to use one. Please see the following steps to adopt...
  • Sign up for our mailer. Email us right away once we announce a litter. Babies go fast. So be quick. We adopt babies out in the order you contacted us after we send out the mailer. 1st come first served. 
  •  If I have specific babies you are interested in ask for the application. You can reply to the mailer if you would like. Please do not ask to apply when I do not have rats posted for adoption. The application is not found on the website for you to just fill out.
  • Once approved I will mark the rats as reserved pending until pick up. 
  • I will then ask you to read the payment info and payment policies on this website. And then ask you to email the contract to me all filled out and signed. Its contained in the same email as I gave you the application link. Do not send it until I ask you for it.
  • After you fill out the contract and send it to me, after I requested it, then we can set up an appointment for you to pick up the babies. Email me to do that. That is the last step.
  • Please stick with one email thread when contacting me. Sometimes people make a new thread every time they email me and messages get lost trying to cross reference many threads which takes a long time to do. Once I approve adoption to you we can keep it on that thread.
  • Go home dates are posted at the top of the nursery page.
  •  Please contact me to set up a pick up appointment for your babies. Hours are at the bottom of the website. I will not contact you.
  • If you are picking up babies in cool or cold weather, bring a cover for your carrier. If you do not I won't send the rats home. This is a fatal mistake for rats.

Not All Adoption Applications Are Approved

  • The number one reason adoptions are denied is due to not reading my website and contract.  A lot of people decide they will not follow my contract, or they refuse to read it when asked too. This will get your adoption request denied every time. My answer will be final. You need to follow the contract in order to adopt.
  • Third reason I will deny adoption is if I detect intent of improper care of rats. Such as using improper or dangerous caging. People do this often. My answer will be final.
  • Fourth reason I will deny adoption is people who give me a negative experience. I want to help and support you in your rat adventure. But I will not take abuse from mean people. My hobby is intended to make both my own life your life more wonderful. Please respect that I am breeding these animals to add positivity into your life. Please do the same for me. My answer will be final if you are disrespectful.

After The Babies Go Home:

  • Leave them in the cage for 2 days to acclimate. DO NOT TAKE THEM OUT! They need time to get to know the new smells, house and cage. If you skip this step you will scare them and cause them to dislike the scary person they don't know. Talk to them during this time. Let them see your normal daily activities.
  • After day 2 open the cage, pick them up and take them out. Do not coax them out with treats. This has the opposite effect that you think. Your actually treat training them to stay in the cage. Instead of getting them used to you. Instead just take them out, be confident and break the ice. Be done with it. But do not be scared. They feed off your energy. Use confidence.
  • Part of rats normal communication is to sneeze when they are on alert that something is different. Generally one of the rats will do this as a heads up to the colony that something is wrong. You should see more of this the 1st 1-2 weeks after you get them because you just moved them. They will stop alerting once they have settled into their new home.
  • Please note that rats are not puppies or kittens. With the rat species you cannot see their true personality until they have reached sexual and physical maturity. This is why breeders cannot tell if they can use a rat as a breeder until its an adult. What you see as a baby is not what you will see as an adult. Babies are blank slates. They are what you raised them to be mixed with genetics, and epigenetics. 
  • Do not poke the rats through the bars or have feed smells on your hands during play time. Rats have poor vision. 
  • After a few days please contact me to let me know how the babies are doing. I worry.

Visiting Our Rats Before You Adopt?

I am a closed rattery as most of us are. Viruses are spread via air and clothing. And I will not risk losing my entire breeding colony for you to look at them. There is no value to me in that. It has happened to me before and I won't do it again. You can pick up at my house after you have chosen babies from the site. But you will not be going into my rattery.

Also unlike kittens or puppies who show personality early on rats don't show a temperament until they are around 9 months old. And because of that I put the genetic temperament of all my lines on my "lines" page so you can research which line best fits your situation based on what their family is like.

  • We do offer lifetime support
  • Forums on social media, on both MeWe and proboards.

Hours of Opperation

Hours: Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I am not open on Fridays or weekends! I cannot return emails when I am closed. Be sure you do not contact me during a weekend if you are asking for a Monday appointment since I won't be able to answer you until Monday evening when I open again. By appointment only with at least 24 hours notice. Arrive on time because I have adopters every 30 minutes to avoid 2 groups at once. My address is not listed on my site.

Please note, if you email me when I am closed for the weekend, I will not see it until I open on Monday evening. Please do not ask for a Monday appointment during this time as I cannot set that up for you on Monday evening after I open. Set up your Monday appointments before I close on Thursday for the weekend.