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There are only 2 active breeders in my area and 1 I'm not eligible for due to my cage being a ferret cage.. I offered to put hardware cloth on it but they just completely shot me down saying it's a health hazard due to hairs and urine getting in the small spaces even though I could easily clean it. The second breeder I was looking into just emailed me their adoption contract and it also says "No ferret cage" they use the first breeder as a mentor so I don't even think I'll ask them because I know I will be shot down too. I honestly just don't know what to do, the rats at petco just don't look healthy and there are no petsmarts near me that have male rats. I just don't know what I am suppose to do now. I don't want to keep Jojo alone and Blaze will just try to kill him if I even try introductions with them. I don't have the money for a brand new cage considering this one is less than half a year old. I know no one with accidental litters in my area and I can never find anything on craigslist then I don't trust the people on craigslist and I just I have no clue what to do at this point.
 

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Well there's always the baby's I'm rolling through town with next week...but if that doesn't work out timing wise maybe check for rescues in the area
 

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Yeah I had actually totally forgotten about those ^^; I will pester my mom until she give me a definite answer. And I have checked for multiple rescues and either they only have females or older males.
 

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Hmm well...new rats are being born everyday so maybe if she ends up dragging her feet on the answer there will be some in a rescue by then?
 

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Have you checked Craig's list? Sometimes people with accidental (or purposeful =/) will post there. Or, if you're not set on babies, someone who can no longer keep their rat(s) or even someone who bought a rat as a feeder and either their snake wouldn't eat it or they got too attached to feed it. I've seen that happen a lot on CL, lol.

Just keep your eyes open and I'm sure the right rats will come along one way or another. :) As I said when I was searching for a friend for Pooka, "let the spirit of the Rat guide you!" lol. It led me to Anya, so it clearly works. XD

Oh, also, if you're not completely against getting a rat from petco, I recommend keeping an eye there. If you catch 'em before they've been there long, you could potentially find a healthier rat. My girl Eevee was at Petco for at least a month, though, (because she's a dumbo and they don't sell dumbos as feeders) and she was in surprisingly good health. I think she must be a very hardy rat because she's two years old and has only developed health issues over the last few months. You can get lucky at Petco and find a gem.

Best of luck! ^_^
 

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That is really odd about the ferret cage. I have a double ferret nation covered in hardware cloth and I have never had an issue with my rats feet.
 
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