First off: We are an ACTIVE Rattery!!!
Thank you for visiting Jozzy's Rat Pack Rattery!! We are a home-based rattery located in Denton, Texas. I am the vice-president and a registered breeder of the AFRMA- my breeder # is: AFRMAR1209-RR09.
As of 02/2017 I have had all of my rats tested by the Board of Animal Health (BOAH) for Hanta Seoul Virus.
All results are NEGATIVE. I feel it is important for all responsible breeders to maintain and verify the health of animals they breed. Results are available for viewing on my facebook page: Jozzy's Rat Pack Rattery.
Biosecurity and proper disease prevention protocols are of utmost importance to me when it comes to my rats.
become a member of the afrma today at: http://afrma.org/membership.htm
We have a passion for these awesome creatures and we want to share that with others!! We go to great lengths for our ratties and will help you with any questions you may have. We love working with other breeders who are eager to be part of the rat fancy.
I do send out shipments to approved clients.
To address the issue of "Rat-Bite-Fever" that has been in the news: NONE of our rats carry the streptobacillus Moniliformis bacteria. This illness is very rare. not all rats carry this, just like not all animals carry rabies, not all reptiles carry salmonella and not all cats carry toxoplasmosis. . We keep track of the health of all of our rats, past and present. our lines are bred for health and we have had great success with our little friends. It is sad to see what can happen when people choose to buy rats from Big pet stores- who get their rats from "brokers"- who get them from places where the rats are mass bred for a quick buck. These places could care less about the health of the animals they sell, they sure don't thoroughly inspect their rats for health issues, nor do they keep records of the animals they sell or their health. Don't buy rats from pet stores!!!! You will most likely have problems.
We show our rats regularly and plan to continue. All of our rats are evaluated by the AFRMA before breeding. These evaluations establish potential breeders from any that are not "up to par". They are evaluated for health, conformation, temperament and ability to pass on certain traits. I DO NOT breed any rats that don't receive approval by the accredited experts from the AFRMA.
We are very blessed to breed healthy and happy ratties. We do not get involved in the games or drama of others- our goals are to focus on our rats, to always better/update our knowledge and to produce quality rats for pets, as well as, for shows. In fact, we work with many other breeders and respect them as true "rat lovers" who work to better the species as a whole. Be wary of those who bad-mouth others. Check out our testimonials page!
Our Breeding Program
We specialize in Marble, hairless, UK Pearl, UK Cinnamon, UK Mink, agouti, russian blue agouti, russian blue, Blue, black, variegated, Dalmatian, Marten and silvermane. also offering different coat types.(Bristle, standard& Satin)
* As of dec. 07, 2014 the new bristle coat we have been working on is now officially standardized by the afrma. This new coat has been evaluated by qualified and reputable experts. We call it "Bristle Coat" due to it's very coarse and wiry, crunchy feel.This is a very unique coat that must be felt to be appreciated.
*Hairless rats are also part of our program. We have very nice quality hairless rats . We do have very nice sized hairless bucks and we are working on beefing up the size of our hairless doe's currently, as most hairless rats are somewhat smaller than furry rats. We love our hairless friends!!
We choose our breeding pairs for health, temperament and conformation. Our main goal is to provide quality rats for the rat lover!! We are always trying to improve the lines we breed and actively work with select, qualified breeders and experts.
We have loving, smoke-free homeS where we give special attention to all the little ratties from the day they are born so that they are very socialized; as well as baby and kid friendly (my kids help!) We believe in keeping our rattie's homes as clean and hygienic as humanly possible. We use non-toxic veterinary disinfectant for the cages, along with aspen, pure-ocell and BioFresh Perormance bedding. They get play-time and lots of "people time"!
We believe that rats should NEVER smell! We spend time and effort keeping our ratties and their homes clean and it is important that everyone take the time to do the same. There is no excuse for a smelly cage or rats that stink of urine.
Classroom Pet Program
We also work with public and private elementary schools by donating quality rats to their classroom pet programs. We feel this is a great way to break down the stereo-types about rats that keep others from loving them as much as we do! If you know a class that would be interested in a beautiful pet rat, feel free to contact us and we will gladly facilitate this.
Adopting a Rat
If you are interested in adopting a rattie, check out the Nursery PAGES ACCORDING TO LOCATION, contact us ACCORDING TO LOCATION and we will take it from there. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to contact us..God Bless You!!
-Jozzette & Mike Hagemann