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Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« on: August 24, 2007, 11:08:06 PM »
Ack! I am getting SO frustrated.

I have always bought my rats from local pet shops and my rats always seem to live long, healthy lives. I usually buy from 88 Pet World, which is very near me. There are a lot of teenage girls working there who dote on new rat litters, but do not know too much about them. The rats and mice there are mainly to be used as feeders anyway, and I know a few people who have gotten pregnant animals from this shop (thankfully, it was never me!).

I would love so much to find a breeder ANYWHERE in NJ who hand raises and nurtures rittens, or I'd like my next addition to be a rescued rattie that I can give a second chance. I have searched many times for breeders in NJ, but every link I can find is broken or extremely outdated. New Jersey is a very sheltered state when it comes to rats  >:(

In November, I'd like to add a young rat to my pack. I'm looking to get a fawn/orange colored rat or a blue dumbo.... basically something a little unique which is impossible to find around here.

I would be willing to travel, but my car is TERRIBLE and I don't trust it on the parkway or turnpike, etc. (Poor college student... spends way too much $$ on her rattens). Is there anyone in here from NJ/NY who could give me some advice?? I'm getting so mad. Look at the links on this site: http://www.altpet.net/rodents/NJ.shtml

NOT ONE OF THOSE ARE USEFUL!!! AHH!!

Anyway... thanks...
Tara  :)

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 11:14:06 PM »
Kim's Ark is an excellent rescue in MA and transports throughout and also works with shelters in New England to rehome rats. :) Try contacting them! They may have resources or ideas for you that you haven't yet encountered. They also have an online store, which helps support their rescue.


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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 11:23:11 PM »
Ahhhh that's a good idea. I was thinking they were too far from me since I live sort of south/eastern jersey and my car is crap, but the transportation thing is a great idea.

Thanks!  :)

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 11:33:38 PM »
It's exciting to find another rat person in NJ!  ;D I'm from south NJ myself. All of my boys are, one way or another, rescues, but I have an aquantiance with a rat rescue.

http://scrappysrats.i8.com/index.html

Good luck in your search!

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 11:38:07 PM »
It's exciting to find another rat person in NJ!  ;D I'm from south NJ myself. All of my boys are, one way or another, rescues, but I have an aquantiance with a rat rescue.

http://scrappysrats.i8.com/index.html

Good luck in your search!

Yay! Jersey rat lovers rule! Thanks!

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 12:37:35 AM »
Not in NJ, but in Philly.  I've been talking to RatChick Rat Rescue for the last couple weeks, great bunch of people there. Their actual website looks like it might need updating, but their petfinder and myspace are pretty well maintained

www.ratchickratrescue.com
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www.myspace.com/ratchickratrescue

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 11:16:04 AM »
And there's always TEK in Philly, although my bet is that he has a waiting list, and some pretty stringent requirements.  :BlueDumboSmile:
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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007, 06:27:41 PM »
Have you checked www.petfinder.com ?

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2007, 02:02:46 PM »
 :wave2: I'm in Edison, where abouts are you?..seems like I just saw 88 Pets last night on Route 130 going to visit a family friend..I might be able to help with transport occasionally, so keep me in mind if something comes up..
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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007, 10:29:13 PM »
Thanks oodles Jodie! I will def keep you in mind, I may need transport help. 88 Pet world is in Bricktown on route 88... I've never even heard of route 130 so I don't think it's the same place hehe. :)

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2007, 01:52:07 AM »
I run a rat rescue and I always have ratties in. I am about 45 minutes from blackwood/sicklerville area in South Jersey, although I am in PA. Mabye we could meet 1/2 way? If your interested please PM me.

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2007, 09:19:27 PM »
 edit: oops..  :-[
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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2007, 09:14:30 PM »
Bricktown, oh ok....It could very well have been a different petstore..LOl I am blind in one eye...LOL :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016, 11:44:24 AM »
I know this thread is rather old, but I wanted to add that Exotic Pets NJ, in Lodi was pretty great. The people there are super nice and offered Dumbos and Hooded rats, when I was there a couple weeks back. NJ rat love!!  :heart: :heart: :heart: :BlueDumboSmile:

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2016, 09:52:26 AM »
We've worked for years with Mainely rat rescue including when we lived in East Orange NJ. Very highly recommend them.
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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2016, 07:40:45 AM »
Hiya, I'm new here. :)

I also wanted to add - though not a rat rescue (which is preferable)- NJ Exotic Pets in Lodi, has dumbos and hooded babies. The people there were super nice and helpful and the ratties were all very sweet. They will also give you a deal when you purchase more than one.  :heart: :BlueDumboSmile:


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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 11:42:13 PM »
I'm so glad I found this Thread! I've been scouring the internet for the past month searching for rats to adopt in NJ! I have my last remaining rat Ace and she needs a buddy   :BlueDumboSmile: thank you for the resources everyone!


Edit:

Hmm so most of these sites are outdated.. I guess I'll keep looking. I'd like to add craigslist as a good place to look too, that's where I got my first 3 girls but right now I'm having no luck finding some girls or at least spayed males to accompany my last lady.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 11:54:53 PM by Jesterdoll »

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Re: Breeders, ratteries, recues, good shops to buy from in NJ??
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 11:54:59 AM »
By the way the sweetest and most cost-effective rat vet in the world is in Vernon Vet Clinic in Vernon NJ
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