The Rat Fan Club
will find rat care info, vet referral lists, a list of breeders, etc. on
the Rat Info page.
here for Petitions and Letter-Writing Campaigns.
for our non-profit sister organization, the Rat Assistance & Teaching
To raise funds for RATS
for free, sign up here http://www.igive.com/RATS
To see Schnozzle the rat play the piano, click
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 sign up for our online chat group. Click on the “Online
Forum” button at left.
For the first 15 years of The Rat Fan Club, founder
Debbie “The Rat Lady” published a monthly newsletter, the Rat Report. In June 2007, the Rat Report was discontinued so Debbie would have more time
to work on new books, the non-profit Rat Assistance & Teaching Society
(RATS) (see the link above), and the campaign to stop the feeding of live
animals to reptiles. (For more
on the history of The Rat Fan Club see the “Meet the Ratlady”
link at left.) There are lots
of back issues of the Rat Report
available for purchase (click
here). If you would like to
receive a newsletter about rats you can join RATS and receive its quarterly
newsletter, the Rat-a-tat Chat.
You will find info about rats and their care on the Rat Info page (see
button in menu at left). If you have further questions, please see the
bottom of that page.
Attention Pet Retailers and Veterinary Hospitals!
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 care. Please contact us for more information about
selling this booklet in your store or hospital!
It is okay for you to reprint any information (excluding photos and
artwork) you may find 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 copyright. 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 the Rat
Assistance & Teaching Society (RATS) at www.petrats.org The goal of RATS is to educate pet
care professionals about the proper care and treatment of pet rats.