If a fixed fee could be arranged to go from the forever home to temporary home how much would be apropriate?
Appologises for the Â£s but you get the idea, Im sure someone can give us an idea of a similar amount in other currencies
An adoption fee is always necessary. There should be a fixed fee - one for intact rats, one higher for sterilized rats. Having varying fees could ward off adopters and is a little disorganized.
I help out a lot at Huron Valley Rat Rescue, and an intact rat is $10, while a speutered rat is $20. If you adopt more than one rat, there should be a bit of a 'deal,' or at least there usually always is from what I've come across - no matter what animal is being adopted out.
I don't think you need to charge an adoption fee to your close friends. But for the rest of the world, it's a good idea.
And asking more than $20-25 per rat seems really pricey, unless they're speutered. I like sliding scale adoption fees, too, because they do encourage people to make sure their ratties have lots of friends.