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Old 14-06-2008, 06:34 PM
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Hi all,

It's a bit of a long shot but does anybody know of a fancy rat breeder in West Dorset?

I've been after a couple of baby male dumbo rats for a while now but haven't had any joy yet. Of the 3 localish pet shops i have visited, two of them only sold females and the other one had very few to choose from and charged £19.50 per rat!! I'm very keen on the ones that have dark patches on white backgrounds and a white stripe on the head between the eyes- so i would like to hold out for these if possible (sorry, don't know the name!).

One shop said they would probably get males in the future but had no control over what stock came in so it could be a few days or a few weeks.

So, if anybody has any ideas that would be great- although it would need to be in the West Dorset area as i can't drive and am dependent on lifts.

Cheers, Matt
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Old 14-06-2008, 06:39 PM
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i am in south somerset and breed dumbos, we often have pups available like these.........
infact we have just had a litter born (three days ago)
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Old 14-06-2008, 07:03 PM
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Hi Julia,

You might remember me from when you were selling your KSB. In the end i've accepted that feeding a snake is always going to be too stressful for me and despite my continuing facination with reptiles it's best that i don't keep them.

Maybe i should change my name to 'mattrat' lol.

It's great that you breed dumbos and you're probably my best bet if the pet shop doesn't come up trumps.

I take it that you won't have any available for 6 weeks or so? I would love to see some photos of the litter once their colours have started to come through.

Cheers, Matt
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Old 14-06-2008, 07:49 PM
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i highly recomend julia's rats only problem is if i visit i always seem to bring another back with me
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Old 14-06-2008, 09:56 PM
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Hi Julia,

You might remember me from when you were selling your KSB. In the end i've accepted that feeding a snake is always going to be too stressful for me and despite my continuing facination with reptiles it's best that i don't keep them.

Maybe i should change my name to 'mattrat' lol.

It's great that you breed dumbos and you're probably my best bet if the pet shop doesn't come up trumps.

I take it that you won't have any available for 6 weeks or so? I would love to see some photos of the litter once their colours have started to come through.

Cheers, Matt

I knew the name rang a bell

they will be ready in about 5 weeks time now, I will keep you (and the rest of the forum) updated with pictures as soon as they start wandering about
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Cool! Thanks Julia

Cheers, Matt
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So this may be weird but although snakes are my first love, fluffy things have a place in my heart too. Iv seen the Dumbos around alot now. Are they hard too look after?and can they get quite tame? Just SO cute!
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they make fantastic pets and yes they can become very tame one of my siamese females sits on my shoulder and walks round house with me she hides under my hair so they dogs dont see her lol she is a very friendly lil thing

they are no harder to look after than a hamster is
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