March 3rd, 2014
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.
November 27th, 2013- Zhex gave birth to 9 rittens the other day, but sadly we lost two that were somewhat bruised. We have 3 girls and 4 boys in this litter. Rodere Rattery will be keeping at least one of the girls, so availability will be limited. We already have 3-4 people on our waiting list, so I don't expect to have any available. If they are, it will be posted.
September 20th, 2013- I have one pair of boys going to their forever homes this weekend. That leaves one pair left, which I believe will be reserved soon and one last girl. She's a squirrelly little thing like her sister Mim. They are little acrobats.
September 6th, 2013- I apologize to those who have sent me emails and my slow response at the moment. I have had a lot going on with school, work, and my daughter. I promise that I am working on it! It appears the two girls left over from Boston's litters will soon be adopted. Right now they are on hold. Reservation or adoption will be posted.
August 30th, 2013- I am currently in college and working full time, so the rattery will be taking a bit of a break. I'm considering not having our next litter until next spring. The next year and a half at the rattery are going to be slow for litters because of my other responsibilities, but I will do my best to keep everyone updated on availability. It is my hope to finish school and add onto the house once I have started a new job. I'm designing a new room for the ratties that will cover half of a portion of my deck. It will have one wall of glass overlooking the backyard so they can enjoy more sunshine. I can build it to be rattie proof and they will be able to have the entire room to play in freely (gender separate of course!) even while I am not present. The biggest hurdle is making it so that it is not too hot in the summer or cold in the winter. I'll know more once I get down to the serious planning and design stages.
August 16th, 20120- I need to leave a message for a potential adopter by the name of Joanie Thomas. I have tried to email you back, but it says that your email inbox is full and they won't go through. If you can email me your phone number, we could get in touch that way.
July 1st- We have updated the Upcoming page and have paired Splash with a new sire. Katniss has also been paired with RRR Degan, in hopes that a line breeding will improve the line. We may be taking this fall off as I begin the LPN program in college, so we need these litters to keep our lines going, so there will be limited availability. If we don't see any luck with these two pairs, we will likely be going with RRR Aine, from our most recent litter. She is very kissy and I can't wait to meet her children.
June 2nd, 2013- Sorry for the lack of updates! Between work and college, with finals week, and my daughter I've been quite busy. So far, Splash has not conceived so we are going to try a different sire in one last ditch effort. We are choosing from the downunder's we have with the hope that she will produce some lovely marked downunders. If we don't see results soon, we will go with Katniss next.
April 2nd, 2013- There are two girls that are available from Boston's litter. Everyone else is claimed. They will be ready to go on the 14th. I will be keeping one girl with me long enough that she can be spayed upon going into her new home. Splish and Raidho have been together for a couple weeks now. I am hoping to see some babies here soon, although I am fairly certain she was in heat a few days ago. I look forward to some Downunder bellies in this litter. Hopefully with a girl this time! lol
March 3rd, 2013- Boston gave birth to 8 rittens. 4 girls and 4 boys. All but 2-3 females are reserved. All boys are claimed at this time. If you want to reserve, get to me soon.
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.