Ratapalooza 2018

a pet rat expo in Seattle

 

When:

November 3, 2018. Doors open to public 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Where:

Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

 

 


Adults: $5

Children: $3

Under three free.

 

NO ANIMALS ALLOWED EXCEPT PRE-REGISTERED RATS AND SERVICE ANIMALS.


All rats being shown must be registered by the to be determined deadline and pass a health check before the start of the show.

Ratapalooza Online Entry Click Here

 

Quarantine Starts: October 13

Kitten born by dates:


Schedule of Events (Approximate):

10AM – 11AM: Exhibitor set up
11AM – 3PM: Show is open to the public
11:30: Rats as pets for special needs folks
11:45AM: Nail trim demo
12PM: Pet show
1PM: Breed demo
1:30 PM: Cartoon Genetics
2PM: Emergency planning for your pets
2:30PM: Raffle drawing
2:45PM: Ben Singalong and Time Warp for Kristi
3PM – 4PM: Exhibitor take down and clean up

 


Rat in showbox with ribbon

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda for Exhibitors

` 10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:

Check-in / Health check (cannot guarantee check-in after this time)
Payment for entries and tables due at this time. All rats entering will go through a health & age check before entering building regardless if showing, exhibit or for adoption. Age of all rats entering must be at least 6 weeks or they will not be admitted. Breeders, who are members in good standing, may have babies available for pre-arranged pick up only. Pedigrees with birth dates must be supplied for all rats to be picked up.

Health checkers will check for any visible signs of sickness including by not limited to: mites, lice, rough coat, wheezing, sneezing*, etc. If a rat is found with problems deemed contagious, the entire cage will be asked not to enter...including cage-mates.

Please see our rules and policies page for full details: http://ratspacnw.org/about_us/rules.html
* in the case of a dry sneeze, the rat will be placed in "hold" and re-examined as we understand dust, perfume or airborne items can irritate.

11:00 a.m.:

Doors open for admittance (free to exhibitor, adults: $5, children: $3, under three free)

11:00 a.m.:

Rat Show

3 p.m.

Show ending. Clean-up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for Exhibitors

ALL entries, including table reservations for venders MUST be done so on-line or postmarked no later than the specified date.

All rats must be pre-registered three weeks in advance. This means, pre-register any rat you MAY wish to bring for show or sale. No entry fees will be due at that time and cancellations may be made, absolutely no additions may be made after. This is to protect all of our rats that have been in quarantine* this will include those for pickup or adoption too (litters must be pre-registered on the entry form). Ages (month and year of birth) will be required on entry form.


* 3 Week Quarantine

The three week period is to allow for any incubation of virus and bacteria. If during this period, at any point, if any rat is ill or dies of a possible contagious disease NO rats in your care may attend. This includes ANY rats in the confines of a home as most virus' are airborne. This is to protect any rats attending the show from contagious viral & bacterial infections. PLEASE follow this rule to keep diseases from spreading through the rat community in the N.W.

Click here to find out how to Quarantine

Entry cost is $3.00 per class entered for members; $4 for non-members; pet classes $5 flat fee to participate in as many pet classes as desired; Membership fees/dues may be paid at entry.

Vendors

Reserving vendor table space (for selling items or rats) is $7.50 members; $10.00 non-members per 1/2 table (approx. 3').  You do not need to reserve table space if you are only showing, table space will available.

Selling rats

Only Accredited Rescue Groups who are members of RatsPacNW may sell rats. Rescue organizations will be exempt from providing pedigrees.  Breeders may have prearranged pick ups – however, please see our rules page for precise rules: http://ratspacnw.org/about_us/rules.html
No unregistered sales or trades may occur outside the show building! This includes underage rats being sold by registered exhibitors.

 

Health Check

All rats will go through health check. Absolutely no rats will be admitted if we feel they may carry ANYTHING detrimental to the others - Including problems with mites, lice, skin, eyes, ears, respiratory, etc. Please DO NOT bring sick or contagious animals, there will be no safe place for them. ANY rat traveling with a sick rat will be turned away!!! This includes any rats that have carpooled with the sick rat. The owners of sick rats will be asked to remove them from the premises.

*Quarantine: will be for a full three weeks prior to show day.
This means, no new rodents into your home/rattery or or exposing your rats to other rodents until show day.

 

Volunteers Needed:

Check-in & health check
Clean-up