Official Loofah Tester
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SE United States
It also helps to educate a newbie pet owner without preaching to them.
That's exactly the kind of adoption application the breeder from whom I'm getting my new ratties had. Since I've no experience with rats, it was actually very educational and gave me specific areas to narrow my search for knowledge on rat care and my pet plan.
"How long each day will your rat have outside it's cage" What? They NEED outside time each day? Wow. Okay then....time to learn about that.
"If you need to rehome your rats, what is your plan?"...Oooh Good question! Let's line up potential homes now! This new pet isn't disposable, it's a responsibility!
She asked things like: Do I rent or own? Has anyone in my household been convicted of animal cruelty? Explain? What other pets do I have? Do I have children? Ages? How do they interact with animals? Please provide 3 character references, their addresses, and contact information. Do I have a vet for my existing animals? Name Address and Contact Info? Do I have an exotics vet for my future rats lined up? Name Address and Contact Info?
It was very thorough.
Often my answer to the questions was that I had no clue, but I would be willing to take any advice the breeder had to offer. She was very forthcoming and helpful.
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