American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association

AFRMA Pet Show Entry Information

The entry form will automatically send an e-mail to the Show Secretary
with your entries.

All exhibitors are to assume liability and responsibility to research the many zoonotic and other diseases that rodents may carry and pass on to humans or other rodents. You are showing at your own risk. [Added October 14, 2017]

Any new animals you bring into your rattery/mousery must go through a minimum 12-week quarantine period before being entered in a show. [Effective September 15, 2018]

Breeders should be testing new stock brought in as some diseases have no symptoms.

Animals are NOT to be handled at the shows other than by the owner, health checkers, and judges.

You will only be allowed to submit your entries once, so please do not submit your entries until you know you have everyone correct. You may send in as many pages and as many forms (Show & Pet) of entries as you need when you do submit them. Deadline to enter is 6 p.m. the MONDAY before the show. Substitutions are to be done the morning of the show.

Please read the Show Schedule so you have all the information to enter correctly. It is each exhibitor’s responsibility to read the entire Show Schedule and know the rules.

Exhibitor/Seller’s Form All exhibitors/sellers must submit this form prior to/with entry FOR EVERY SHOW. (use as many pages/forms as needed; PDF; form interactive so can fill in then send as an e-mail attachment in the PDF) – pic of envelope on top Send file as email attachment, or save the PDF file after you’ve filled in all the information and go to your e-mail and attach that saved file to an e-mail and send to us; if your Internet browser does not use Acrobat to view PDFs, download Adobe Acrobat to your computer, open the form in your browser and save the form, then open the form in Acrobat on your computer and fill out and send using the above instructions) [Added October 14, 2017; submit with every show 12-7-19]

CHECK-IN TIMES: Check in/Health Check is between 8:30–9:30 a.m. ONLY. Don’t be late! Judging begins at 10:30. Animals are to be brought in individual solid-sided carriers (one per carrier). DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS NOW MONDAY 6 p.m. [Amended 12-7-19]

Description and Birth dates: Include your pet’s description and birth date on all your entries. [Amended June 11, 2016]

Pet Exhibitors: You are encouraged to show your animals in multiple pet classes! Instead of just entering your pet rat or mouse in one class, enter it in most of the classes. Ribbons/awards are given out to all entrants along with special goodies.

Curious Rat Exhibitors: See the Pet Classes page for items you will provide for this class.

Artwork/Misc. Exhibitors: Make sure you choose “species” even though it is an artwork entry and give your entry a “name” e.g. “Rat Bath Time” (also give a name to Costume and Trick entries—include with the name of animal). Exhibitors to do own work in creative classes.

New! Craft Class (rat/mouse related) for anything that doesn’t fit existing Artwork classes, i.e. knit/crochet flat items, beaded key chain/bracelet, costumes, etc., item must be made by the exhibitor [Added 12-7-19]

SHOW BOXES: For Pet Classes only, exhibitors may provide their own Kritter Keepers (or equivalent brand/size) (lg. for rats, medium for mice) for the show box. All other classes require the use of AFRMA Show Boxes. AFRMA Show Boxes will still be available to rent at $2 each for pet classes (rent 1 box per animal). [Amended March 7, 2015]

Help: If you need help filling out your entry form, let the Show Secretary know ( We are here to help!

Sale Animals: Must be an AFRMA member to sell. You must be signed up to sell and paid for by the show deadline. E-mail a list of what you have for sale (including pre-sold) prior to the show along with copies of pedigrees/birth certificates to the Show Secretary (; present copies of the pedigrees/birth certificates to the Health Checkers at the show. See the Seller’s Guide for more details. All animals/items for sale MUST be inside on the Sales Tables. Sales/delivery outside the building is NOT allowed. NOTE: Sales permit fee is $10 day/$30 yearly. Sale animals should not have anyone handle them other than people serious about buying them.

Entry Fees/Show Box Fees: Entry fees are $2 each for member/$3 each for non-members; Show Boxes are $2 each to rent for the day (rent 1 box per animal).

Totals: If submitting more than one page/form, just choose More Entries to be able to send that page, then on the FINAL page/form you send, list the GRAND TOTAL of Entries/Rent Boxes/Sales Sticker/Booth Space for ALL your pages/forms. Craig has added calculations to the amounts so all you have to do is put in number of entries (member or non-member), number of show boxes, member sales sticker, booth space, and the totals will automatically calculate for you!

Payment for all entries must be received by the deadline along with your Exhibitor/Seller’s Form and list/peds of any sales animals.

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Updated January 4, 2020