American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Contacts
AFRMA For general information to be mailed. send a #10 SASE to: AFRMA
P.O. Box 2589
Winnetka, CA 91396-2589
PR or Media Questions: Jozzette Hagemann 626-626-0829
East Coast Rat Breeders To find an east coast rat breeder, see the page: Looking For Breeders Near You  
East Coast Mouse Breeders To find an east coast mouse breeder, contact: Fancy Mouse Breeders’ Association (FMBA)

Rescue Questions

The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association is not a rescue organization. Contact a rodent rescue near you. Many organizations will not take in “owner turn-ins” and will only take animals surrendered to the local humane society/animal shelter. To find a rescue check the AFRMA Directory, one of the clubs on the Links page, or do a search on the Internet.

Veterinarian Questions

Contact your local veterinarian for any illness questions.

Good books to keep on hand are:

Wild Rats and Mice

The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association does not take in wild rats or mice. Contact your local vector control.

For orphan wild rats or mice, visit our Orphan page on how to care for them. For release, they must be taken FAR, FAR, FAR away from where you live or they will return. For those that take in orphan wild rodents, there is the possibility of them having parasites or diseases that can be harmful or fatal to other pet rodents or humans. Care must be taken when dealing with them.

Copyright Questions/Use of AFRMA Photos and Artwork

You are more than welcome to put a direct link to our web site or Standards pages but please do not use our photos/drawings. Our photos/drawings are copyrighted works. We have invested a lot of time and money into the photos and artwork we have on our web site.

The link to the Standards page is:

You may also put links to the individual pages for each type of rat or mouse.

Contact us if you have questions on using something of AFRMA’s for a school project, to translate a page from our web site into a different language, to use something of ours for a handout, or have a specific question on our photos, artwork, or literature for a print article.

For further information on copyright laws, refer to: United State Copyright Office and What is copyright protection?

Graphic Links

If you would like a graphic to link to AFRMA ( from your site, you may use one of the following (right mouse click to save image):

The main Logo in JPEG or transparent background GIF

JPEG Main Logo GIF Main Logo (Transparent)

The Heads Logo in black or blue JPEG or transparent background GIF

JPEG Black Heads Logo JPEG Blue Heads Logo

GIF Black Heads Logo (Transparent) GIF Blue Heads Logo (Transparent)

Updated June 8, 2023