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Application Form | Babies
This an application form for a Pouched Rat pup from a NPRS Pouched Rat Breeder. Please be aware of the following points
This application form can be saved and continued at a later date using the "Save and Continue" button
Many of the questions in this application are quite indepth and may ask personal lifestyle questions. These are required in order to properly access your suitablity for a Pouched Rat
If you are not happy to answer any of these questions, we may not be able to process your application any further
This application form in no way guarantees you will be accepted to home a pouched rat baby.
While breeders may use this form to take applications. These questions are solely constructed by the NPRS and is review annually by the NPRS committee.
Date of Birth
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine, State of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Contact telephone number incase a telephone call is required
How many babies were you looking to home
Potentially more than one baby
Do you currently or have previously owned Pouched Rats?
Have you ever met a Pouched Rat before?
Have you any experience with exotic animals?
Describe your experience meeting a Pouched Rat
Describe your experience with exotics
Provide some information about your Pouched Rat/s
Include information such if you still keep them, if not when did you lose them? Where you got them from.
This needs to factor into your application as Pouched Rats have the potential to damage a property. Also changes to living arrangments could lead to you moving into a strictly no-animals property.
I live in a rented property
I live in a property i own
I live with parents
I live in a shared property
My Property Layout?
This allows us to tailor advice regarding rat proofing and how to freerange based on your properties layout.
Single room / space
When was your property built?
The construction of your house varies by it's age and there are many more places for a Pouched Rat to escape into such as under floor boards.
1901 - 1940
1940 - 1990
Your employment status
This factors in as as Pouched Rats are only active at certain times of the day
Day shifts only
Day and evenings / night shifts
Evening / night shifts only
Do you have any children?
These animals could cause major injuries to a child.
What age bracket do they fall into?
Are you a smoker?
This does NOT include electronic cigarettes
Do you smoke inside your property?
There may be a stipulation in your contract that your Pouched Rat cannot be housed in the room you would smoke in.
Do you have any other pets?
Please check any pets which you have within your household
If you selected Dog above, is it of a terrier breed?
If you did not select dog, you can leave this field blank
Please read and agree to the following statements
Completing these statements does not guarantee your application will be taken forward. Decisions are made by the NPRS committee along with the breeder. No single person choose to agree or disagree an application.
A 7+ year commitment
Pouched Rats can live in excess of 7 years. I can provide a forever home for my Pouched Rat through their entire life.
Daily free range and exercise
Pouched Rats need daily exercise and supervised free range. I can provide this.
If my Pouched Rat became ill i would take them to a vet capable of treating them. I would either have them insured or be happy to pay any price to have them fixed.
Cage and husbandry
My Pouched Rat will be housed large and solid metal cage, with a metal or perspex base. They will have fresh and dry food everyday, Be provided with accessories in their cage along with sleeping areas.
Breeding, spaying or neutering
I will under no circumstances breed my Pouched Rat unless this is directly agreed by your breeder or the NPRS. If my breeder advises me or stipulates in my contract. I will have my Pouched Rat spayed or neutered
Communication with your breeder
I agree to keep in contact with my breeder and NPRS throughout the life span of my Pouched Rat. To notify them of any illness, behaviour issues or other concerns, as well as any positive feedback.
There is no guarantee my Pouched Rat will bond to me, nor is there a guarantee my Pouched Rat will not bite me or refuse to bond with me. I have no expectations of how my Pouched Rat will be. I intend to make an unconditional and life long commitment.
My breeder will provide me a contract to sign before I can take my Pouched Rat/s. This contract will be legally binding and I am aware that, should I break this contract, my breeder and/or the NPRS could take legal action against me in court to force my surrender of the animal.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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