Misty Blue Rattery Sales Information
Misty Blue Rattery (MBLU) Policies:
MBLU is a No Nonsense No Strings Rattery (no contracts)
MBLU is a PRIVATE RATTERY (you can't come visit my home)
MBLU has a NO REFUND/NO RETURN policy (all sales final)
MBLU does NOT Sell Rats To Be Solo Pets
MBLU does NOT Reserve Pet Rats
MBLU does NOT Ship Rats
MBLU does NOT Deliver Rats
Misty Blue Rattery Rats:
Every morning and evening I'm greeted with sweet rat faces. Misty Blue Rattery's rats are very sweet by nature. Rats are social animals and will only be sold in same gender pairs or more. If you already own rats, it is best to introduce 2 or more young rats to an older rat. Rats will not be sold as solo pets. Please read the Rat Guide page for more info.
Misty Blue Rattery Prices:
Pet Rats Must Be Purchased in Pairs or More
Young Pet Rats (1-6mo): $50 each
Adult Pet Rat (7+ mo): as listed, prices vary
Young Dwarf Rat (1-8mo): $60 each
Adult Dwarf Pet Rat (9+ mo): as listed, prices vary
Breeder Rights: additional $20 each
Envigo Teklad Rat Food:
2018: 18% Protein for young growing rats 1-3mo
4lb bag: $10 33lb bag: $60
Payment Methods Accepted: CASH ONLY
As of 01-Jan-2022: Cash Only
Pet Rats:$10-$50 each
Misty Blue Rattery's Pet Rats have no breeding rights and are to be pet only. Rats are not spayed or neutered. Pet Rats must be purchased and kept in same gender pairs or groups. Pet rats will not be sold as solo pets! By purchasing Pet Rats from Misty Blue Rattery, you agree to not breed the Pet Rats. MBLU has a short request list that carries over to the next available lotto draw for pet rats. This is not a waiting list and does not guarantee rat purchase.
Breeder Rights: additional $20 each rat
Breeder Rights is available to Breeders registered with AFRMA. Breeder Rights include full breeding rights, three generation Rat Tree, and full ancestor history with parent info. You are able to rebuild an extended Rat Tree with the information provided. Rat Breeders will often be given first available appointments to choose their stock before rats are released to general public. Breeders may purchase one or more rats. Note: Dwarf rats, never breed a female dwarf to a standard size male rat. If you want to introduce dwarf into your line, then purchase a male dwarf (or 2) to breed to your female standard size rats. MBLU has a short breeder request list for all MBLU rats. Contact MBLU via the Available page to request more information about joining the Breeder Request List.
Dwarf Rats (All Ages): $60 each rat
Dwarf rats are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Dwarf rats are about 1/4-1/2 the size of standard rats. They are not recommended for first time rat owners or young children because of the small size of the rats and their darting abilities. Young children can easily injure a dwarf rat unintentionally. Dwarf rats should only be housed with dwarf rats, not with standard rats. Only exception would be female dwarf and standard rats raised together from babies. Male dwarf rats should NEVER be mixed with standard size male rats. Dwarf rats, although small, still require about the same cage space as standard size rats. MBLU has a short dwarf request list. Contact MBLU via the Available page to request more information about joining the Dwarf Request List.
Pet Rat Tree (Pedigree):
Pet Rat Trees showing 3 generations are only available upon request. The free Pet Rat Tree will be emailed as a PDF after you supply the rat names. Printed Rat Tree can be purchased for $5 first pair of rats, $1 per additional rat; these will be mailed to you.
At this time, Misty Blue Rattery does not serology test rats. MBLU also has not shown any rats since June 25, 2016 and has been closed for return/rescue rats since Jan 1, 2017. All other ratteries in California tested negative through June 2018. Due to show requirements, many MBLU rats purchased as pets or breeders have been tested and presented negative.
Misty Blue Rattery does not take in rescue animals or returned rats.
If you find wildlife in need or need to surrender your rats, please see links page for wildlife rescues, place/sell your rats to new homes, or contact your local animal control center.
Donations to MBLU Fund:
Donations to the MBLU Fund are always happily accepted! MBLU has two rescue animals being cared for long term even though the MBLU Rescue was closed Jan 2017. Our focus with MBLU Fund is to help those in need after tragic events such as fire, flood or earthquake. All monetary or used items donated (such as rat/rodent cages, bedding, houses, accessories, etc) are gifted to those in need or sold for a low fee to help cover expenses related to long term care of the two MBLU rescue animals. To donate, please visit the MBLU Store, send Venmo to @MBLUrats, or contact MBLU.
Available Rats and How To Request:
Please check the Available page for updates on a regular basis. The Update section will inform you when the next group of rats are coming available and what date they are expected to be posted on the website. Photos of available rats along with purchase information will be posted about a week before the rats are available. When the rats are posted online, you may then send a request via the contact form on the Available page. Be sure to select only one gender of rats, if you are undecided please do your research first! Appointment requests will be sorted by rat gender and assigned a number. After about 3 days of open requests, a random draw will take place to select appointment recipients. If there are more requests than appointments available, the first 2 people on the "no appointment received list" will be back up in case someone cancels or there are rats left over after the appointment day. You will be informed about 3 days before the appointment day if you are one of the selected, back up list, or didn't receive an appointment. Practice Patience, wait for the email.
Your Current Pets:
DO NOT BRING YOUR PETS WHEN GETTING RATS!
If you have rats or other pets already at home, please leave them at home. You are not authorized to bring your current rats or other pets to meet their new companions or house mates. Please do not handle your current rats prior to leaving for your appointment. The "no pets, please don't handle your rats" clause is to keep from transferring pathogens between our rats or other pets. Safety First!
COVID-19: Face Covering is Optional at your appointment. I am not offended if you prefer I wear a face covering, just ask! Humans at Misty Blue Rattery have been COVID19 Vaccinated.
Please be on time for your appointment as I specifically space appointments so only one client is present at a time.
Rats must be picked up from Chatsworth, CA 91311
Misty Blue Rattery does not deliver or meet half way.
Breeder Rat requests will have first choice.
Your appointment will be a meeting time at my local location. At your appointment, you will be able to choose from the rats available of your requested gender. Within the gender you choose, there is no guarantee of which rats, markings or colors, will be available at your appointment. The only guarantee is that there will be at least 2 rats available, or more if you requested more than 2 rats. You will choose your rats, pay for them, and take them home with you on your appointment date.
If you have other rats at home, all new rats should be quarantined for at least two weeks before being introduced to other rats and pets. Proper quarantine would not share your home's central air nor should you wear same clothing when visiting between groups of rats. For more information regarding quarantining rats, please visit AFRMA page:
Since Misty Blue Rattery does not have forms or contracts for you to fill out, I do request you notify Misty Blue Rattery if anything happens to your purchased rat(s) in health and/or temperament so records on that rat and line can be notated. Please report all illness, growths (tumors/abscesses), or temperament related issues.
Misty Blue Rattery does not offer refunds or accept returns
All Purchases are final.
If you are no longer able to keep your rats for any reason, please find a friend to take them, sell them, search out a pocket pet rescues, or take them to a city/county animal control center. Misty Blue Rattery is not able to take rats back after they have left our custody.
Exception: see Exchange Policy below
Within 15 days of purchase, Misty Blue Rattery will exchange sick rats. Although Misty Blue Rattery would never knowingly sell a sick rat, rats that are relocated are very stressed and stress can cause a mycoplasma flair up presented as respiratory illness, ear infections, or many other medical conditions. Within 15 days of purchase, contact Misty Blue Rattery immediately if your rat is sneezing often, develops porphyrin around eyes or nose, develops a head tilt, or appears sick in any way. Misty Blue Rattery will exchange any sick rat for another available rat.
Within 30 days of purchase, on a case by case basis: Misty Blue Rattery may exchange rats for non-illness reasons including temperament issues, gender mismatch in pet rats, drops, falls, accidental death, or any other number of reasons that are not illness related. Since rats are sold at a young age, not all issues may be known, temperaments are unknown, and accidents do happen on either side of the purchase. Although it seems simple, sometimes it is difficult to determine gender of some young rats. In pet rats, only female rats have nipples and only male rats have testes. Female rats can become pregnant as young as 6-8 weeks of age. Also, sometimes accidents happen in the new home. Either rat or human can create accidents that result in injury or death of the rat. These are examples of rats eligible for exchange for another available rat.
Aside from exchanging sick rats within 15 days or other specific reasons within 30 days, Misty Blue Rattery will never be responsible for any expenses incurred by client related to the illness or error, nor will Misty Blue Rattery be responsible for any veterinarian bills at any time for any reason. For health safety of all animals at Misty Blue Rattery, all exchanged sick rats will be euthanized.
Page updated Dec 2021