I will be updating my adoption fees as follows.
$25 for a single (only available if you have one or more rats of the same sex, spayed or neutered companions, and around the same age)
$20 each if you adopt a pair or more
$30 for a single (same rules apply as above)
$25 each for a pair or more
If you are a repeat adopter, a $5 discount will be deducted from each new rattie you adopt from me. :)
Lots of time, hard work, and money goes into these guys. This is 100% A hobby for me. I have never seen profit, nor do I break even. I spend lots of out of pocket money on these guys for supplies, cages, vet bills, etc. This is NOT my job. I have a full time, 40 hour, job I work on top of this. None of their income, or the money made from my Etsy shop, is pocketed. All of those funds go towards them. They are not cheap to raise and sustain.
With the increased amount of people on my waiting lists, and the increased amount of rats I have, it is taking more and more out of my pocket. While I am more than happy to pay out of pocket when needed, I do need some help from their income to continue to breed and improve ratties as a whole. I have also had several adopters and potential adopters inform me that I should increase my adoption fees, so after some thinking, I agreed with what they had to say. This will never be something I make profit from, and if I do, it will go into a savings account for emergency vet bills for these guys.
Thank you all for reading this and being so kind and supporting!