links to related sites

rat communities
Facebook group: Rat Care UK

Public forum: Fancy Rats

National Fancy Rat Society

North of England Rat Society

Midlands Rat Club

Ratwise - a subscription community
sites offering advice on rat care including breeding, each club has information about shows and other club activities, plus a forum for members

other information sites
Isamu Rat Care Jemma's site includes advice on all aspects of rat care
Isamu Rat Care Videos this is Jemma's youtube channel
Identifying a reputable breeder Zoe's article on assessing a breeder
Why to not buy from a pet shop Estelle's article exposing conditions within the pet trade
The Dapper Rat this site has loads of great ideas for entertaining your rats
Hawthorn the Hawthorn website has a guide to the different varieties of rats, and the genetics involved
The Rat Health Guide this site gives some basic information on health issues, it may also be helpful for vets

rescues/rehoming sites
(as rescues often don't have time to keep their sites fully up to date, I strongly suggest phoning or emailing to find out what rats are currently in need of homes)
Wood Green Animal Shelters Godmanchester shelter often has rats
Facebook group: Rat Rescue Network UK personal ads for rats available, also permits wanted posts

finding another breeder
list of breeders registered with the National Fancy Rat Society Note that breeders are not vetted in any sense, please ask questions to ascertain whether any particular breeder meets you own ethics.