You can reprint any
information (excluding photos and artwork) on this site as long as you give
proper credit to the author of the article and to The Rat Fan Club. All the
images on this website are the sole property of their creator and are
protected by copy-right. You may not use any image from this website without
specific written permission.
The Rat Fan Club is not registered
as a non-profit organization so donations are not tax-deductible, but you are
still welcome to send donations to help support the education of rat owners,
the rescue of rats, and research into the best treatments for rat diseases.
Thanks for your support!If
you would rather donate to a non-profit organization, you can donate to our
sister organiza-tion, the Rat Assistance & Teaching Society (RATS) at www.petrats.orgThe goal of RATS is to educate pet care
professionals about the proper care and treatment of pet rats.
For a brochure
called Are Your Pet Rats All They Could Be?click here
The Rat Fan Club, founded in 1992, focuses on
rats as companion animals. Our goal is to share our love of rats, promote
them as companion animals, and spread information about their proper
care.Membership in The Rat Fan
Club is free!To join The Rat
Fan Club just join our Facebook group.Click on the “Online Forum” button at left. (For more on
the history of the Rat Fan Club, click the Meet the Ratlady button at
Attention Pet Retailers and VeterinaryHospitals!See the info at
the bottom of the page.
You can now get major
medical health insurance for your rats!Their website is www.petinsurance.com but you will
need to call 888-899-4874 to get a quote on “exotic” animals.
If you have a question that hasn’t been answered somewhere on this
site or in my Rat Health Care booklet or book RATS, you can
email me at email@example.com.Try to use the word
“rat” in the subject, or, when emailing with an urgent
question, be sure to use URGENT as your email subject. Keep in mind that I
get lots of inquiries daily and may not be able to reply to emails
You can also send your question to one of the following addresses
(please note that these groups are not affiliated with The Rat Fan Club in
for general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
for health questions: email@example.com
Or you can ask general questions on our Online Forum. (See button above.)
If you have a rat medical emergency, check the section on First Aid
above. If you still need help, you can call me at (530) 899-0605 between and Pacific Time (if possible). Please note I don’t always
check my email on the weekends.
For non-urgent phone calls, please call between Pacific Time.
Retailers and VeterinaryHospitals!
We have a brochure about rats designed to be given out at
pet shops, veterinary hospitals, etc. The tri-fold brochure includes
information on why rats make good pets, tips to help purchasers decide if
rats are the right pets for them and what supplies and accessories need to
be purchased when getting pet rats. It also includes information about The
Rat Fan Club and publications written by the club’s founder, Debbie
“The Rat Lady” Ducommun. The brochure includes Debbie’s
phone number and website address which rat owners can contact for advice.
You can see and print out a pdf of the brochure here. Brochures will also
be sent free to any retailer or hospital who requests them.Please indicate if you would also
like a sturdy plastic brochure holder featuring a bright yellow sticker of
the club’s logo. A single brochure can also be requested for review.
Call the club at (530) 899-0605 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request
We also wholesale the Rat Health Care booklet, which is an
inexpensive guide to rat medical care. Please contact us for more
information about selling this booklet in your store or hospital!