Monday, April 13, 2009

Fiona's Litter, Adoption Process Change and Website Updates

Fiona delivered her litter in the early morning hours of April 6th. Her litter of 5 are doing very well, and Fiona is doing a wonderful job as a new mother. Looks like there are 3 Black Hooded females, 1 UK Mink Hooded female and 1 Agouti Mismarked Hooded male. More information and pictures of this litter can be found here:

I recently made changes to the Adoption Process. Due to a number of non-responsive potential adopters on my Wait List, I decided to charge a $5 non-refundable deposit to be added to the list. The deposit will be deducted from the total fees for the rats that are adopted. This change is effective for all new applications received after April 8, 2009. Please see the Adoption Process page for further details:

I have also switched to a different form builder program and have changed my Adoption Application slightly. This is not a big change, and does not affect anyone who has already submitted an application.

Also, I've created some new pages over the past few weeks. These pages include information on general rat care, rat product reviews, sexing rats, comparisons of male and female rats and a breeding policies page. The following links will take you to the new pages:

Breeding and Rodentry Policies

Sexing Rats

Males or Females? The Gender Debate

General Rat Care and Product Reviews
(still under construction)

Please check out those pages and fee free to send me any feedback via email!