Hello! This page about us will introduce you to our crew. My name is Jeanne and I run a circus...
Okay, some days it just FEELS like a circus. I am mom to three terrific kids, now ages 16 down to 10, and wife to an inventive genius, who can fix and build just about anything. This comes in handy as we are also owners of amazing pet rats! Designing new toys and cages is a blast.
We have pets galore... rats, cats, dogs, a horse with his goat buddy, and hundreds of fish in a pond... and we live on two acres just outside of town. Perfect ingredients for a rich life full of hilarious stories.
I also design a magazine, read avidly and love keeping our circus afloat!
Five Years of Experience...
Our knowledge comes from first-hand experience and investigation. We have found such enjoyment for so little expense that we wanted to share our discoveries and passion with others.
I've been truly surprised! It takes so little to keep these guys well and thriving, and they give back so much.
We're hoping to help people avoid the few pitfalls that we encountered and find a pet that might fit their own situation.
We've done some things well, and others tragically wrong. We've purchased from pet stores vs families. We've served up the wrong food. We've suffered through tumors and viruses.
On a positive note, we've figured out which cage works best. For us that means someone's willing to clean it and that it doesn't stink! We've discovered how to make cheap hammocks and toys. We've got our gals litter box trained. Life is good!
Our Personal Story
How we discovered pet rats!
And so the story about us began...
Our first encounter with rats had come a month before. We had bumped into a friend who had pet RATS cavorting around on her shoulders. The little critters were surprisingly delightful. They were bright-eyed and inquisitive. They knew tricks. They cuddled and really seemed to love their owner. But, OH MY, those tails...
We left with minds churning. Would rats really make awesome pets? Could they withstand the snuggles and cuddles of an eager 5-year-old boy? Were they all as likeable as the two we had met?
We had tried a variety of indoor fuzzy pets:
Here's a list about us and our requirements...
Watch a couple of how-to videos and show off your pet rat tricks in no time. It's quite the bonding experience!
I'm a hairless rat. My owners love me because I don't shed or make them sniffle! And I'm just as snuggly and smart as any other rat.
Click here! to learn about more fancy pet rat varieties!