My name is Ronel and I am the proud owner of ‘Pretoria Rattery’.
I share a tiny house in PTA-East with partner Graham, two rescue guinea pigs and a mischief of rats.
I’m a full time design teacher and part time illustrator. …but what I really want to do is spend more time in the rat room (aka “rat therapy”) and make designer beds and toys they’ll anyway destroy sooner or later!
I have kept and bred rats since 1998 and finally started ‘PTA rattery’ in 2010.
I breed my own line of local rats and recently introduced rats from the imported lines too. I mainly breed Sable Siamese and Husky but have a terrible weakness for black & white marked rats. (I always have at least one black hooded pet rat!)
My goal is to breed pet rats for health, loving temperament and undeniable cuteness!
Roan of Whiskers Rattery is my mentor but I also receive allot of advice from Michele (Jackalhead), Elizabeth (Tiny Paws) and Maureen (Rascals Rat Rescue). My rats are pets first and even have their own room with play area.
I design and make rattie hammocks, cubes, cuddle cups, peek-a-boo tunnels and tents.
I am releasing a range of ‘Monster Toys’ and chew blocks with add on puzzle-cubes soon! See my website and FB page for pictures of products and updates.