November 15th, 2014
November 15th, 2014- Chiara gave birth later that day after I posted our update. Due to unfortunately circumstances, she has only 1 surviving ritten who will be staying here at the rattery.
Sway (formerly Afina) gave birth about 2 AM with no difficulty whatsoever. She has 10 healthy rittens and is being a wonderful first time mother. We have several people on our waiting list, so availability will be very limited.
November 10th, 2014 - Both Chiara and Afina are expecting! Stay tuned.
September 10th, 2014- I've been lax to update the index page and I apologize for that! Reservations are still being made on our current litters. There are still a couple that are available, but not many. Our next litter is planned likely for later this fall. Availability will depend on when they are born.
July 21st, 2014 - I am on vacation this week until July 27th. Please be patient with replies in email. Our current litters will be available at the end of this month. We will resume reservations and scheduled pickups when we return. And don't worry, the ratties' mamaw is checking in on them while we are gone.June 16th, 2014- We have babies! Our available page has been updated.
May 26th, 2014- We took some new photos of most of the crew today before the rain set in. There were several that needed updated. We have named our two keepers finally from Roz's first litter so welcome Afina and Indeveer to the rattery. We can't wait to meet their ratlets late this year or sometime next year! I should also probably announce my engagement to a wonderful man named Joe. He likes the ratties and encourages me to keep up the good work. He is a wonderful addition not to just my life, but the rats as well. In fact, I've had to tell him to lay off the spoiling bc they were all getting chubby! Check out the new photos and our Upcoming litters page! Expecting babies in late June.
May 25th, 2014- We have two couples paired at this time. RRR Roz with RRR Degan, where we will hopefully be seeing downunders after the devastating loss of most of his last litter. We have also paired RRR Chiara for her first litter, with RRR Lugh. We are expecting some nice color from this litter. Matings have been witnessed, so watch for updates.
April 26th, 2014- From our recent litters, we have 4 males and 1 female left for adoption. Once most of those are reserved, we will probably be planning our next litters, with the intention of some downunders. Degan is getting older and we don't know if Enigma will be capable after his issues. He's healed up just fine and doesn't seem to have any difficulty, but we don't want to take the chance of losing our DU markings. We have two candidates for females and will make some decisions once we have most of our adoptables homes.
April 16th, 2014- I've gotten 4 applications in the last few days, so availability may be low from the current litter. However, once these are all going to their new homes, I will be pairing another couple. I haven't decided which, but the sire will likely be RRR Degan to continue our downunder line since we had such a high morality rate with his most recent litter. Those of you who are still interested in adopting will be welcome to go on our waiting list if we run out of babies before we run out of adopters!
April 9th, 2014- I still have several available babies from my most recent litters. I have had several people back out of adopting or fail to reply, so I am accepting new people on my waiting list. If you have not heard from me, please check your junk mail and other avenues I may have tried to reach you at, or just send me an email! Babies are available to go to their new homes now.
March 16th, 2014- I am working on uploading some pics and cropping them. All of my technology seems to be at work against me lol My usual browser is giving me troubles, so I'm having to use a different one. Add to that, my phone won't take pics right now bc it is having a sim card problem and getting photos on here was very difficult. Sorry for the delay, but I am working on it!
March 5th, 2014- Watch your emails folks! I am contacting people on my waiting list on a first come first serve basis and seeing about beginning reservations. I am shy on girls this time, but I think I have just enough to get everyone some bouncing baby girls or a couple older ladies. We are still deciding who we will keep at the rattery. The rats under consideration are marked on hold. We won't be keeping all of them, so some of those may also become available. If I don't hear from someone in a timely manner, I will move up the list. In the past, I've given people 2-3 weeks to get back to me on reservations, but that just isn't fair to everyone else. So keep your eyes and ears open!
February 23rd, 2014- Mim gave birth on the 21st. Unfortunately, we lost quite a few. There are 4 boys and 1 girl remaining. All seem to be doing well so far. Roz's litter is doing great. Their pigment is starting to come in. We have several headspots and 2-3 blazes coming in. It looks like we have three colors, but still too early to tell.
February 19th, 2014- We have BABIES! Roz gave birth while I was in class today. I came home to 15 squirmy pink bundles of joy. Not everyone has milk bellies just yet, but she will get the swing of it. I won't be moving the litter to the available page for a few days to a week. We may lose some in the meantime, which is sad, but common. I only saw a tiny bit of bruising and found no blood in the hidey house, so she must have had a very easy birth. 8 girls and 7 boys! Stay tuned!
February 16th, 2014- Roz has bloomed over night and is obviously pregnant. We didn't witness any mating for sure from her and Lugh so we had left them in the cage together. She was put back in with her sisters and her mom today. We expect she will have babies around the 20th-24th. We will put her in the maternity cage here in a few days, but we want her to have some company right now. Lugh is still in the honeymooners cage for a cool down period. Those hormonal boys are always macho men when they get separated from their ladies. Still hoping Mim is pregnant as well, although she isn't showing much. Right now it could just be pudge, but I'm sure we will know more in a few days.
February 15th, 2014- I've contacted several people who have sent in emails as far back as September. If I have missed you please send me another. It appears Mim is showing so cross your fingers.
February 4th, 2014- I have updated some of the website. Unfortunately, it seems that I have lost some info, including some of the bio pages and my updated links page. I've redone part of it, but still a lot to go. On a better note, we are expecting babies by the end of February! We witnessed matings between Mim and Degan a few days ago. Can't wait for some pretty downunder babies!
December 6th, 2013- I have done some much needing updating on the website, but still more to do. I have updated the Available page to reflect our current litter. I have several people to get ahold of via email as well.
Greeting from us at Rodere Rattery. Rodere Rattery is a dream that came true in 2008. After over a decade of owning rats as pets, I decided that I would like to begin a responsible breeding program. With that endeavor, I hope to give even a little bit back to the animals whom I can thank for years of loving companionship and trust. In addition, I would like to breed wonderful 'rittens' that will be great companions to their adopters and cagemates. Rodere Rattery is located near Ashland, Kentucky.
We will be focusing on dumbo rats with wonderful health, temperament, and type. It is our hope to work with several unusual colors and help better establish some of the unrecognized colors here in the United States. Our main concern, however, will always be the health and temperament of the rats that are bred here at Rodere Rattery.
If you are interested in adopting a rat or rats from Rodere Rattery, please look over our 'Adopting' page and fill out our adoption application. We may on occassion have rescue rats and retired adults available. We will do our upmost to ensure that each and every rat is treated like a member of the family, even if they are not a permanent resident.