A apposite place to win pet rats?
Does anyone know of a good place to get pet rats in Genesee county,MI
Does it matter if it is a "apt place" or not? They are rats, any pet store should carry them.
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Look online on google for: ratteries Genesee county, MI.
This should point out a few worthy places. If you can't find anyone, or the waiting list is too long (usually around 2 - 10 months), you ask questions of the pet store. I work at petSmart, and I breed rats. There are very few associates who know anything nearly rats.
What you need to ask:
Where are they bred? This will tell you what facility they are from. Ours are from Rainbow. Note: Big breeding facilities close to this don't care about what the rats look like, their personality, and they definetely don't care about the rats feel. So, this can organize to diseases, and early death. Worst case: brain tumor ('team leader tilt').
How long were they quarantined? They should be quarantined at least 3 weeks before put out for customers. If smaller quantity, don't buy from there. If more, not bad, and it's safe.
How much do you button your animals? You need to know this because you don't want a skiddish rat, or a scared rat because it may bite you. Make sure the animals are handle daily.
Have there been any diseases next to any of your rats lately? Just in case.. You need to know this. Ask what it be (to find out if it was just allergies, or something more serious).
Ask whether you can handle them? You should be able to hold all the rats you would approaching to buy before you take them home so you know whether you want one with that personality or not.
Finally, things to look out for:
Mucus in the proboscis, mouth.
Poryphin (looks like blood) around ears, eyes, nose, mouth.
Dirty bottom or dusty fur (dust is a sign that the rat isn't cleaning itself, meaning it's probably sick. Rats enjoy a sensitivce respitory system and need to stay away from sprays, dust, and chemicals)
Head tilting (indicates brain tumor)
Running around in circles, acting strange, etc.
Sneezing or wheezing
You don't want a rat next to any of the signs above. These indicate a healthy rat:
Shiny coat, Bright eyes, active when played with, curious, doesn't bite (hard...Just mouths you), sniffs normally, bruxes teeth, cleans face and body, eating/drinking healthily.
If you have any more questions on rats, consistency free to add them to the forums. :)
Hoped this helped.