Hiya, I am in NS and am planning on a rat as a future pet. I would get one right now but I have to wait until I move out and also my dog wouldn't like it, she doesn't even like others dogs so she's going to go to obedience classes, my mom is scared of rats etc but I definitely want my own rat in the future. I am also concerned of the unethical breeding practices of pet shops, for instance in pets cetra i saw a rat alone in a tank looking sad and all of them look sick or something. Does anyone know if the situation has changed since 2007 and there are now ethical breeders located in the maritimes? Does anyone know how to contact the rescue rat organizations in my area I cant seem to find any listings but I will search again. Are all the rescued rats from the NS area or perhaps they are from far away? Is there such thing as rat mills like puppy mills? Is there organic food available for rats? Please tell me how to adopt an ethically bred rat in NS!