What are our adoption fees?
Our adoption fees vary from rat to rat. Generally speaking, here are the ranges. All of these prices are
NOT quotes, just basic outlines and are subject to change. The final price will be determined when the baby is of proper age.
Black, capped, hooded, berkshires, masked, self or irish: $10+
Champagne, hooded, capped, masked, berkshire, self or irish: $11+
Blue capped, masked, hooded: $12+
Blue irish, self and berkshire: $13-$14+
Blue beige masked, capped or hooded: $15+
Black Eyed White: $20+ depending on quality
Dalmations and variegateds: $15+ depending on color
More unusual varieties/mutations (Russian silver/platinum, Russian blue agoutis, lilacs, etc are priced
accordingly and generally start at $20.)
Generally speaking- any basic/common variety will start approx $10 whereas more unusual/multi-mutations
start approx $20.
For blazes: Add $5-10+ depending on quality, type, and color.
For dumbo: Add $5-$10+ on the price of each baby, depending on variety.
For rex: Add $5-$10+ depending on quality of rexing and color.
For hairless: Add $15-$20+ depending on color.
Determining Our Fees:
Some ratteries just have one set base price, others price according to variety. We do not have a set fee
per rat; rather we do price according to age, variety, color and markings. Compare breeding rats to crafting jewlery. The
crafter may make both rope necklaces with wooden beads as well as gold necklaces with diamonds. Although both necklaces
may be quality made with love, and are both beautiful in their own ways, the diamond necklace takes more time, planning, and
expense. Therefore, this necklace would be priced higher than the rope necklace. This situation can be compared to rat breeding
exactly. A black berkshire may be a beautiful, quality animal just as is a blue rex dumbo. However, it takes more time to
create the latter rat because of the multiple mutations, more money to buy the stock that carries the genes to produce
that rat, and more planning to arrange certain compatible breedings. Therefore, we price rats accordingly.