Welcome to the DumansArk Rattery!
For many years we have strived for healthy, friendly, and colorful rats. We appreciate unique markings and coat types, and we have been blessed enough to keep beautiful colors, patterns, & coats.
Our focus is on rats of Rio & Callie's type: sweet temperament, healthy & hearty. We like wedge shaped heads and adorable dumbo ears but we choose health & temperament before type.
The colors we are working with are Siamese and Merle. A great big THANK YOU!! to Caprice Acres for her wonderful ratties; a fantastic addition of some beautiful genetics to add to our program. We still raise the occasional litter, but generally keep the babies for ourselves now. If you are looking for rats of your own, contact us and we can let you know of anyone in the area we know of that has rats for sale.
We also make rattie themed artwork, jewelry, & gifts for rat lovers.
Check out our Online Store at http://dumansark.com/?action=Store&catid=2
To meet our ratties, scroll down:
DumansArk Katniss Everdeen, the fiery Siamese ;)
Katniss is a sweet girl, who was almost chocolate when she was a baby! Her noise point faded, but then came back dark and just look at how pretty she is
She and her sister Prim are being introduced to the wonderful world of Rat Agility. Yay! They are having a blast, and learning new things each day.
~.~.~ HEY EVERYONE! Thanks to your support, Katniss WON THE SEPTEMBER PHOTO CONTEST AT THEAGILERAT.COM!!! Yaay! What a blast it was. Thank you to all for your help. Don't want the fun to be over? Visit www.TheAgileRat.com to see this month's new contest and vote for your favorite. So many wonderful enteries! [/b] ~~.~~.~~
And for a video of Katniss enjoying a massage, visit:
Haymitch & Primrose
Above: Katniss, Haymitch, and Primrose
We love the dark colors on Prim and Haymitch. We've seen the Golden/Apricot Siamese in the UK, and their shading reminds us a bit of those. But are these two going to moult to white with points? We shall see.
Above: Haymitch and Prim at 2 months old
DumansArk Firebrand Whiskey
Whiskey is what is referred to as a tortishell (also called "calico") rat. There is debate on the existence of such a coat variation, and some stand firm that patterns in the coat are either the cause of moulting or rusting. I feel the patterns are more markings than rusting, and if it was just moulting than they'd fade away. But regardless, they sure are pretty.
Hoxfunts and Chroma
Above: Chroma and Hoxfunts
Hoxfunts and Chroma are the result of the merle x Tortishell program. You can see Chroma's merle spot on her face. These two are just gorgeous.
Above: DumansArk Rio Grand, a big squishy blue dumbo with a wedge blaze.
He had this great face, and many people (rat and non-rat) said they thought his face was pretty (the non rat people would add, "For a rat" GRIN!)
He was a BIG big boy, and threw pups with squishy bodies and sweet personalities.
Quick Show and Tells - Rio and Hollywood's Babies:
Above: This is Phoenix from Rio and Hollywood's litter. His new owner was kind enough to share a photo for the website. Isn't he a doll??
Above: Solo and Shakira's family shared this photo. They live in a roomy, GORGEOUS cage that was custom-made for them. They are also from Rio and Hollywood's litter and they are just as sweet and wonderful as can be.
To learn about caring for pet rats, visit our Small Pet Care page. (in the Navigation menu to the right)
-- The Duman's Ark Team
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 03:48:04 -0400