Welcome to The Kiwi Rat
Resource. The website for
New Zealand rat owners.

On ratclub.org you’ll find
rat care information
for Kiwis, vet resources,
info on local rat clubs and events. Also a community forum to talk about our rats, ask questions, share knowledge, find homes for rats, as well as get to know one another.

Check out our ecard section and send a New Zealand ratty ecard to friends and families around the world.

Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, whatever the reason, there's a card for every occasion, plus it's great rattie PR!
Our Rat Care section has info on basic rat care, diet, housing, health, all covering a wide range of topics.

Whether you're a first time rat owner, or an experienced one, hopefully there's information here that will be useful to you.

Vet Directory
We've compiled a list of vets recommended by other rat lovers around the country. Use it to find a rat friendly vet in your area. If you have a vet you would like to recommend, let us know and we'll add them to the list.
Ratclub.org and RANZ have now combined forums. A place for New Zealanders (although everybody is welcome to join) to talk about rats, ask questions, find homes for rats and share stories and photos.

Want to know what kind of rat varieties are available in NZ, or what colour your rat is? Our varieties section has photos and a description of all the colours and markings that are available in NZ.

The Ratclub shop is currently closed.

Cage Calculator

To figure out how many rats will fit in your cage comfortably, check out our online cage calculator.

Rat Care Brochure
Check out our new rat care brochure. This brochure is a handy resource for pet stores, vets, breeders, and new rat owners, and is now available to download.