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    rat supply slow!

    i called my buddies at bigcheese rodents they do not have the size rats i want. my rat supply is low! what do i do? is there another great rodent supply company like bigcheese??

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    Re: rat supply slow!

    I think Big Cheese was out until Tuesday is what I heard. I was afraid of this sort of thing is why I just started breeding my own rats and ASFs. I didn't ever want to have to depend on someone else to have what I need in stock, was just too scary to think of, AND it saves a LOT of money.

    With that being said, there are several big rodent suppliers, just have to check out classifieds online like kingsnake and fauna for rodent suppliers and give them a call. As to local, unfortunately I don't know a whole lot of local rodent suppliers especially in Houston area.

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    Hit up local members and buy off them. Or look on craigslist for feeder breeders.

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    Re: rat supply slow!

    Yeah, I just started my own colony. I got tired of not finding what I want and sizes, plus going to get them etc. If you are in a bind you can go over to S&S, I'm sure they will have some feeders.

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    I drove an hour to NERD for feeders the other day...


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    to be fair, it's in the middle of their hatching season. It just sucked to drive all that way to figure that out. Fortunately, even though the nearest place is NERD, there is another herp store only 5 minutes further. All was not lost.


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    Re: rat supply slow!

    Quote Originally Posted by txcoker View Post
    Yeah, I just started my own colony. I got tired of not finding what I want and sizes, plus going to get them etc. If you are in a bind you can go over to S&S, I'm sure they will have some feeders.
    how was your dealing with them? i've seen alot of negative things about them and the time i went was the last.

    also a guy i got my bumble bee told me there was a store out in magnolia that has rat feeders don't know if you heard of it before.




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    Re: rat supply slow!

    Quote Originally Posted by JaGv View Post
    how was your dealing with them? i've seen alot of negative things about them and the time i went was the last.

    also a guy i got my bumble bee told me there was a store out in magnolia that has rat feeders don't know if you heard of it before.
    I've never had a problem with them as far as service. It is not my first choice, that's why I'm starting my own colony. The one in Magnolia is called pets a plenty. They have cool stuff, but to me its really dirty, and they never have the right size rats, but they have some cool hots!

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    Re: rat supply slow!

    Quote Originally Posted by txcoker View Post
    I've never had a problem with them as far as service. It is not my first choice, that's why I'm starting my own colony. The one in Magnolia is called pets a plenty. They have cool stuff, but to me its really dirty, and they never have the right size rats, but they have some cool hots!
    i was going to buy rats from s&s but when i saw them i didn't think they were in good health. have you heard of pet city on 1960 off of i-45 they have feeders i always get my feeders there.




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    Re: rat supply slow!

    Pet City has nice feeders! I've used them before when I had stubborn corn snakes who needed a live meal or two. Currently, I'm buying rats from Reptile Select. They have feeders (assuming you don't order a boatload at once) and they can pre-kill and freeze for you as well! I recently ordered about 10 frozen pinks for my baby ball. The rats are in good health!

    Edit: Reptile Select is off of 290 and Jones. Not sure what part of Houston you're from.
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