LAST UPDATED 6/6/2013
Welcome to Raining Rats Rattery (Rattery initials RRRA) We are a home based Rattery located in San Tan Valley, Arizona. We offer adorable pet rats bred in our home, raised with love and attention from all of our family.
Most would compare a rat to a dog if given the chance, of course this dog you need not have to brush, walk, train, or care to all its demands. Rats are VERY easy to care for. They need some cuddles, a clean cage and fresh food (they enjoy everything) and filtered water to be happy.
My rats live in Critter Nations Cages. They also have a "Playpen" I built for each group of Rats to come out and play each day. This gives them new surroundings and that extra love, being right in the center of all the family action. Rat are mostly nocturnal however they tend to follow my schedule more so now that we are routine. Rats are very loyal, intelligent, and have wonderful senses.
Many of my rats know their name when called and will come running. Rats are taught tricks very easily, I have a call I do that my rats know and I have been able to teach them tricks very easy using this noise I make to gather attention. Raining Rats has even had rats in the Denver Zoo Extraordinary Animals show(2006). So fun to watch them display just a few of the wonderful things these terrific creatures can learn, and are happy to perform.
Rats come in a wide range of colors and patterns. They can come in Rex(curly) coat, harley (longer coat), Velveteen(soft rex) as well as standard. They can have big ears called Dumbo, or the standard cute inquisitive ears. Rats can even be found tailless, hairless and dwarfed! I am very partial to the standard eared. Raining Rats Rattery has both standard and Dumbo ears. We like to focus on only a few colors those being mostly Mink based. Mink, Merle, Cinnamon Pearl, Pearl and Russian Blue a personal favorite of mine. I do have Siamese, and American Blue pop up from time to time, as well as tailless. We love splashy Dalmatian rats for patterns, as well as self's(rat that is ONE color). I guess you can say we have the best of both worlds keeping my Dalmatian and Self lines away from each-other in order to not silver my self rats. I work with Rat lines from RAMR (Rattie and Matties Rattery) NNR (Nik Nak Rattery) and Camarattery. I also have a few that I have worked on my self. I will not hesitate to end these new lines if any slight thing shows up wrong with them. Personalities and longevity I believe should be first and foremost. Confirmation, should be second in improvements, and third would be colors and patterns.
Most rat owners share a common bond with other rat owners from the start. Believe it or not there are many rat related clubs, groups, associations and forums where rat owners and breeders from around he world get together to chat, brag and share ideas they have had for their perfect pocket pet. Please visit my favorites down below if interested. I hope you enjoy our site use the navigation bar to navigate and use the drop down menu to view even more information and if you have any questions please feel free to email me.