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I found a listing online and adopted a pair of female rats 2 months ago. According to their previous owners, they're around a year old (were found as feeders at a pet store). Due to their poor breeding, age, and lack of informed care in the past, I know I need to be prepared for one's passing in the upcoming year. However, I don't know where I can find them another companion. I was thinking of adopting 2 babies to keep the line going, but am totally open to an adult as well :)
 

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I found a listing online and adopted a pair of female rats 2 months ago. According to their previous owners, they're around a year old (were found as feeders at a pet store). Due to their poor breeding, age, and lack of informed care in the past, I know I need to be prepared for one's passing in the upcoming year. However, I don't know where I can find them another companion. I was thinking of adopting 2 babies to keep the line going, but am totally open to an adult as well :)
You can go on Facebook or look up breeders in your area :)
 

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Please look for a small animal rescue. We take in all kinds of rats, all ages, and we vet them and often spay or neuter them. Where are you located?
 

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Please look for a small animal rescue. We take in all kinds of rats, all ages, and we vet them and often spay or neuter them. Where are you located?
I'm located in northern Virginia (US). I love that idea but I am concerned about availability :( I haven't checked all the shelters near me but one I visited that carries small pets didn't have a single rat.
 

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Well, you're in luck!! I'm located in MD and currently have many rats available for adoption. Percy and Reggie are fancy males, about 9-10 months old, (black berkshire and hooded) the sweetest boys you'll ever meet. Oops, you said you were looking for girls lol. I also have 10 baby girls around 10 weeks. All healthy and happy and well adjusted. Please go to Small Angels Rescue, Inc. and create an application. http://www.smallangelsrescue.org
 

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Well, you're in luck!! I'm located in MD and currently have many rats available for adoption. Percy and Reggie are fancy males, about 9-10 months old, (black berkshire and hooded) the sweetest boys you'll ever meet. Oops, you said you were looking for girls lol. I also have 10 baby girls around 10 weeks. All healthy and happy and well adjusted. Please go to Small Angels Rescue, Inc. and create an application. http://www.smallangelsrescue.org
Stoked to hear that! I'll definitely check out the site :)
 

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Thanks! By chance, is there any sites to look for breeders in the US that you can recommend?

Yes. If you missed my post above, the American Rat and Mouse Association has a list of breeders: AFRMA Members鈥 Breeders鈥 List

I'm located in northern Virginia (US). I love that idea but I am concerned about availability :( I haven't checked all the shelters near me but one I visited that carries small pets didn't have a single rat.

Are you looking for a rat to obtain now? Or are you looking at places to get rats in the future when one of the current rats passes away? If for the future, keep checking the local shelters. Rats occasionally pop up there. They're not as common in shelters as say, guinea pigs or rabbits.
 

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Are you looking for a rat to obtain now? Or are you looking at places to get rats in the future when one of the current rats passes away? If for the future, keep checking the local shelters. Rats occasionally pop up there. They're not as common in shelters as say, guinea pigs or rabbits.
I'm looking to adopt a new rattie within the next 6ish months. I want to have time to do introductions before one of them passes. I'll definitely keep tabs on the shelters.
 

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I would suggest skipping pet stores as the breeders that sell rats to pet stores don't usually take good care of them and the rat moms live in terrible conditions. A rescue or an ethical breeder in your area would be best. You can sometimes find no longer wanted rats for adoption on Facebook too.
 
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