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I am currently attempting to adopt a pair of rats from one of two local breeders in my city... Problem is they take forever to email back, and it's really frustrating!!!!
Three days ago, one breeder and I were emailing fairly fast and now she hasn't replied in three days. Tempted to email her my cell number and tell her to call me!
Sorry, just had to vent! I am so excited, and prepared to bring babies home.. and I am constantly refreshing my email and it's like they just forget about me sometimes!! :(
I really want to get my boys from a breeder, as my last rat was from a pet store and he died early with a lot of health issues, but man pet store rats are so convenient! Lol
Guess I just have to be patient.. Anyone had any similar experiences?
 

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Let them know you're serious about adopting. Giving them your number may also expedite the process since most people are quicker to answer a text than an email anymore. I prefer to keep all contact through text when I'm re-homing a litter.
 

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Three days is not "forever." People get sick, pets have issues, people have lives - things happen that may result in someone not being able to get back to you right away. I would suggest trying to be a little more patient. Good things come to those who wait rather than give in to the lure of instantaneous gratification.
 

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"Give in to the lure of instantaneous gratification?"
I never said I was going to purchase rats from a pet store, lol.
 

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Some breeders have faster communications than others. I agree about passing on your personal number, might speed things up a little bit. There is usually a waiting list for breeders in my area so you often won't hear back for months unless someone dropped out last minute or something. Waiting for something exciting always feels like a long process so I get how you feel!
 
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