We are a South Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the misunderstood companion pet rat. We also provide shelter to surrendered small pets. To date, we've helped chinchillas, mice, hamsters, Norway rats, gerbils, hedgehogs, ferrets, and sugar gliders. While gerbils, hamsters, mice, and companion rats stay with us. Other pets we work with specialized rescues throughout Florida.
Due to COVID19, we are unable to have volunteers, but we still need your help more than ever! Please consider following us on Facebook, sharing our posts, posting a fundraiser, or making a donation.
Whether you help through monetary donations, supplies, volunteering your time, or telling people we exist, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Your contribution will enable us to continue to provide food, housing, and medical services to the small pets in our care, from chinchillas to rats. We are very grateful for your generosity.
Rich black shown here as a Self (no white).
The color is smokey grey with cinnamon overtones.
The color comes in many shades from a pale to a deep sky blue color.
(Red-eye dilute) Soft straw color
The color has fewer shades than American Blue and is a deep smokey grey .
Standard coat black with a white belly.
Curly / Wavy coat with curly whiskers. They are very soft.
Genetic Hairless (double recessive) still has whiskers and maybe peach fuzz on the face.
Splattering of color down the back with color hood
Color fading gene turns into a black-eyed white. We crossed over Roans in 2018.
Long-haired rat with various colors and markings. Their coats often thin as they age. We crossed over Harleys in 2018.
Red eyes with a dark grey to black coat. Our first litter was ALL Marten, which means we had the gene! We are so excited!! Thank you, Sebastian!
A silver appearance with a dark mask on the muzzle. They also begin to "silver" out their coat as they reach 4 - 6 months. We have kissers in our first group!
Cream base with darkened points and ruby eyes. We've succeeded!
We have 1 male and 1 female crossover Siamese! We will have some available in the 2nd half of 2021 for adoption!
I started breeding because I had sweet, intelligent pet rats and wanted to keep that genetic temperament going, plus share with other rat lovers. Over the last five years, we have seen a strengthening of their immune system and increased longevity. I'm now using them to help improve other genetic lines. Rats are different than other pets. If private ethical breeding isn't done, the species will degrade. I breed for their future.
Ownership of JOSR rats includes:
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