About Rock-a-Bye Ratties
Where we are
We are a small rattery based in Rockhampton,
Central Queensland, Australia.
Our thoughts on breeding rats
rats aren't as popular here as in the larger cities, we are
restricted to breeding only a few litters per year. With fewer
babies, we can
spend more time handling them so that when they leave for
their new homes, they are friendly and loving pets. If we
cannot find homes for them, we keep the babies ourselves.
We breed for health and temperament first, colours and markings
We do not cull or put babies in pet stores that may sell them
as snake food; in fact we are very suspicious of all pet stores
in general after being lied to by one store owner about where
our babies would go. After assuring us that they wouldn't
be sold as snake food, a friend called them up anonymously
and asked if they had any rats for his snake.. and they said
not at the moment, but they would be getting some very soon
(ie, OUR babies). We won't EVER be going there again.
At the moment our crew is made up of various
colours: silvered black, mink, champagne, silver fawn, argente
(lynx), agouti, blue agouti, cinnamon and pink-eyed-white.
Markings include selfs, berkshire, cardigan, irish, hooded,
downunder hooded/spotted and downunder berkshire.
Why we made this site
are to show other rat lovers how we care for, house, feed
and play with our ratties. If you have any questions, comments
or suggestions, please email
If you are from the Central Queensland area, it would be great
to hear from you! It is our hope that one day rats will be
popular enough in the Central Queensland area for us to begin