Phoenix Gate is involved with a number of rat enthusiast groups and online communities. Below is a listing of links to these sites and some helpful resources. These links are independent from Phoenix Gate Rattery.
Pet Rat Based Forums & Groups
The Florida Ratlist - The FRMCA host a wonderful family safe interactive php forum full of many fellow rat lovers and lots of quality advice. Its free to join no matter where you live.
Rats Rule! Forum - Also called the Goosemoose Pet Portal. A very large forum for rat owners and lovers with great advice and wonderful tales. Site also includes forums for other types of pets.
Yahoo!Groups ~ The GA Pet Rat Group - Yahoo group for Georgia pet rat owners to talk about their rats, share stories and photos and establish local and statewide connections with fellow owners, rescue groups & breeders.
Rat Enthusiast Events
Rat Camp Official Site - The FRMCA host a annual Rat Camp in Silver Springs State Park, FL held in the spring for ratty lovers & fellow members to get together for some quality relaxing time and camping over a weekend.
Rat Resources & Supplies
Martin's Cages Inc. - One of the BEST places to get your ratty cages! I suggest this company to anyone who is thinking about a new cage. Affordable pricing, speedy shipping, great cage designs and durability.
Critter Nation Cages - Awesome cages, one of the best types of housing you can purchase for your pet rats.
Pet Food Direct - Great place to buy the Harlan Teklad lab block food, also known as Native Earth on the site. Block is shipped directly to your door at wholesale cost.
Rat Listings, Directories & Registries
North American Rat Registry - An essential tool for breeders to register their rats and litters for the tracking of health, temperament, longevity, genetic disorders and pedigrees.
The Ratster - A full listing of rat and mouse breeders and rescues in the country and internationally. A new version will be up by March 2013 that will allow 24/7 new member listings and current member editing.
Petfinder.Com - A wonderful resource for the placement and the search of pets in need of rescue or fostering. This site is well known and popular. The GA Rat Rescue is an approved rescue for this site.
Rat Learning & Educational Sites
Rat Behavior & Biology- www.ratbehavior.org - A very informative and scientific site that takes a look at the rat's behavior and biology. The site features several areas of interest with sounds and images throughout.
Ratty Rat.Com - A very nice site filled with lots of information for everything you need to know about rats and more.
The Dapper Rat - A wonderful site with lots of information, ideas, great photos and cage designs and offers something for everyone no matter if you are new to rats or an old pro.
Rat Genetics, Health & Medical
Spoiled Ratten's Rat Varieties - This photo and description based resources gives you a chance to see what the many different varieties of rats there are, multi club standards and genetics.
The Rat Map - The Rat Genome Database - A highly technical and scientific database of the Rat Genome as it is mapped. "The Rat Genome Database RatMap is focused on presenting rat genes, DNA-markers, QTL:s etc that is localized to chromosome. The database is dedicated to rat gene nomenclature..."
Mycoplasma In Rats - A Rat Guide article detailing the bacterium Mycoplasma pulmonis and the resulting disease Murine Mycoplasmosis in rats. It answers many of the basic questions and covers treatment.
The Rat Guide.Com - One of the best resources for pet owners and vets alike for the treatment and care of rats. Site features a search engine as well as all vet approved articles.