Become Part of the
Tiger Tail Family
So you've looked around the site and decided a Tiger Tail rat might be right for you. What next? First, please read over the information on this page. After that, hop over to the contact page and send a message. Instead of an application, I prefer to get to know each adopter personally.
I will only adopt out pups in same sex groups. I do not adopt out single rats. This is non-negotiable. Even if you have rats at home, rats need same age company when they're young. They'll be more active than a more mature rat, and having a friend of the same age gives them somewhere to put that excess energy.
I don't adopt out rats to breeders without first developing a relationship with said breeder. I have carefully chosen my breeding stock, spent countless hours monitoring health and temperament, and taken time out of my schedule to log information on each rat's lineage and other information. I do this as a labor of love, but I also do this in order to make sure the rat is preserved and bettered as a species. I cannot remain a responsible breeder while allowing someone else to breed irresponsibly. My lines also come from other breeders who have trusted me to look after their interests as well. If you're considering breeding rats, please contact me and be honest about your interest in this endeavor. I would be more than happy to discuss it further.
I do not adopt out any of my rats for any reason other than to become loved members of your family. Please do not ask me to sell you any rat, regardless of age, health, or temperament, if you plan to feed it to another animal. Reptiles need to eat, but I do not produce rats for this purpose.
Proper husbandry is important when keeping any pet. There is more than one right way to care for your new rats, but there are also some wrong ways. When you contact me, I'll have questions about how you plan to care for your rats to make sure you are meeting their needs appropriately. Please answer these questions honestly. Having a "wrong" answer won't negate your ability to adopt, but it will help me help you make the best decisions for your rats. Also, as I said, there are different ways to care for your rats. I don't expect anyone to keep their rats exactly the way I keep mine. My only goal is to make sure their care is up to standard. Please don't be afraid to tell me you don't have an answer for a question. If you need help, I am very happy to help you.
After you contact me and receive approval for adoption, you're able to reserve your pup. If I don't have any available pups, you'll be placed on a waitlist. While on a waitlist, you'll receive updates every step of the way once the pups have been born. When you reserve your pup, I require the adoption fee to be paid in full. This ensures you're serious about committing to purchasing a Tiger Tail pup. All payments must be received within twenty-four hours of a confirmed reservation. I accept PayPal, Venmo, and CashApp.
Thank you for taking the time to read my adoption policies, and if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email.