Mercury House Rattery is an AFRMA member breeder and a closed home rattery in Colorado Springs, CO! We breed rex and dumbo pet rats for appearance, health and temperament. We only raise PET rats for adoption – no exceptions.
These rats are PETS not feeders.
Currently the adoption fee for dumbo rats starts at $30 pair/$15 single to $40 pair/$20 single for Rex rats (single rats will be adopted out only for special circumstances – rats should not be raised alone). Adoption fees are higher for some special colors and types and will be clearly posted when those rats are available for adoption.
Wait list: We do not have a wait list anymore.
If you want us to hold a specific rat for you from our available ratties page, you must pay the adoption fee in full and pick up your rat from us (in Colorado Springs) within one week of the date that they are available to go to your home. Message us on our Facebook page to adopt, and we will then PM you with the details.
We only have a limited number of litters a year and we will post on the blog and on the Facebook page when we are expecting babies to be available.
Rat babies are homed in same sex pairs unless you have an acceptable situation, which we will determine when you contact us. Rats are social animals and must not live alone. Baby rats are not reserved for you unless their fee is paid in full.
We will email you a questionnaire and an adoption contract, which must be signed and returned to us with your adoption fee before you will be able to adopt from us.
All adopters must be 18+ years old or your parent or guardian must accompany you to pick up your rat. You may be asked to present ID to verify your age.
Adoption fees are non refundable, so be sure you want the baby rats before you pay the adoption fee. If you request specific rats, pay the fee and then change your mind, you will forfeit the fee. We do not refund the adoption fees for any reason, so be very sure you want the babies before you pay the fee.
Forfeiture: Losing the fee and the rats
- First of all, make sure we have good contact information for you so we can notify you when your rat babies are ready to go home with you.
- If you change your mind please message us and we will do our best to find a good home for the rats you had reserved.
- If we can not contact you, you will forfeit your rats and the adoption fee.
- If you have paid the adoption fee for specific available rats and do not come to get them within one week of their available date, we will assume you changed your mind and you will forfeit your rats and their adoption fee.
All the baby rats deserve a forever home and are more likely to find that when they are small. We will adopt them out to another home if you do not come to pick them up in a timely manner. You need to keep in contact with us so you can get your rats on time.
Sorry we do not ship ratties at this time. If you get on the wait list be certain you can pick them up from us in Colorado Springs when they are ready to go home with you.