ADOPTION PROCESS AND PRICE LIST
Future Litter Forecast
Please note, all dates listed here are tentative and subject to change at any time due to uncooperative rats, changes to our breeding plan, or unforeseen circumstances.
Please complete the Adoption Application if you would like to be considered as a potential adopter by First Landing Rattery. A completed application does not guarantee approval. All approvals are made at the discretion of First Landing Rattery. It is the mission of First Landing Rattery to breed happy and healthy pet quality rats. As such we must do our due diligence in order to ensure that they to go suitable homes. If you are under the age if 18, please have a parent or guardian fill out this application.
First Landing Rattery's Facebook Page will typically be updated on a more frequent basis and prior to this website. Posts are made when pairings have been made, when litters are born, when individual rats become available for reservation or adoption, etc.
A completed application is required in order to be considered for placement and are accepted on a rolling basis for adopters interested in being added to the waitlist. However, reservations on any litter will not be made until 8 weeks of age, unless otherwise noted. Adopters may express certain interest that will be taken into consideration; however, reservations typically will go by order of waitlist. A deposit of 50% is required at the time of reservation. At this time, rats are sold in pairs only. Trios may be offered on occasion depending on the circumstances; however, due to current demand we are limiting adoption to pairs only. First Landing Rattery does not adopt out single rats as a rule although exceptions may be made in cases of retired or older rats to an experienced home with other rats.
Deposits, Payment of Purchase Price, and Refunds
Payment is accepted ONLY via Cash or an emailed Paypal Invoice. No monetary refund will be offered at any given time unless otherwise determined by First Landing Rattery. A deposit of 50% is required prior to a reservation hold being made. In the event that the reserved rat(s) becomes unavailable due to sickness, death, or any other unforeseen circumstance, the Adopter’s deposit will be either refunded in full or transferred to the reservation of a rat from a future litter, at the discretion of the adopter. Otherwise, all deposits are to be considered non-refundable and no refunds will be given if the adopter decides they no longer wish to have the rat(s) at any time.
Once the rats have reached the age of 8 weeks and reservations have been made, we will schedule a time to meet for pickup. If for any reason the adopter does not respond to requests to schedule a pickup appointment by the time the rats are 10 weeks old the deposit and reservation hold on the chosen rats will be considered forfeit. This is non-negotiable, apart from extraordinary circumstances to be determined by First Landing Rattery.
Once a date and time have been scheduled the adopter is locked into that appointment. Appointments may be rescheduled once, prior to the appointment time, to a new date within a one week of the originally chosen date. If for any reason you are unable to attend the rescheduled pickup appointment the deposit and reservation hold on babies will be considered forfeit. This is non-negotiable, apart from extraordinary circumstances to be determined by First Landing Rattery.
Adopters will be required to sign the Adoption Contract and Bill of Sale at the time of pickup. Adopters will receive their own copy of this document, as well as a printed copy of our Care Sheet.
Currently, we do not ship our rats. However, there is an option to arrange delivery for a flat mileage rate of $15 an hour, with a $15 minimum, at the discretion of First Landing Rattery.
Once the rats have settled into their new home, First Landing Rattery will reach out for updates throughout their lives. Of course, adopters are encouraged to contact us at any time and for any reason!
First Landing Rattery’s primary goal is to provide quality health and temperament in our pet rats; each litter is planned with that goal of improvement in mind. Prices are generally higher than what you would expect from a pet store due to the time, effort, and monetary resources invested in our lines.
FLR "Signature" Line - $25
Agouti Silvermane Line - anticipated release January 2022
Dwarf Line - anticipated release January 2022
Hooded / Hairless Line - anticipated release February 2022
Marten Line - anticipated release July 2022
Roan Line - anticipated release November 2022
Teddy Rex Line - anticipated release December 2021
Tonkinese Line - anticipated release October 2022
Rats over 6 months or retired breeders - $20
There is an additional fee of $5 for each additional modifier. (Dumbo, Non-standard coat types, etc.)
Prices are non-negotiable.