NFRS 2018 NOVICE BREEDER OF THE YEAR. AWARDED STUD STATUS AUGUST 2018
Ouzles Stud Rattery and Rescue is a small, friendly and completely unceremonious Rat Sanctuary based in a home-situation in Godmanchester, Cambs. (We don't keep our rats in sheds or a garage.) I don't recall the last time there were less than 100 rats here.
Say the word "rat" to most people and most people will shudder. When we tell them we share the main living rooms of our home with over 100 of them ... most people run a mile. We don't give a fig about the opinions of most people. We do give a fig about rats.
Rats are wonderful, exotic, loving, licky creatures; each one, a highly intelligent individual who is capable of acts of great altruism.
Basically, Rats are falsely maligned and truly misunderstood. We think they need a NEW NAME. If people could get past the word RAT it would be so much easier. But RAT is the name we are stuck with.
What we have to do is help you see RATS in a new light; help you try to help you see them as we do; beautiful, God-given creatures who can bring more Love and Light into your life than you can possibly begin to imagine.
It was announced by Ann Storey on the NFRS website on Aug 09 2018 that Ouzles had achieved STUD Status and this was confirmed at the 2018 AGM.
Ouzles also won Best Novice Breeder 2018, the first year in which they took their rats to Shows. See AGM Results.