"I adopted Misty my newer and youngest rat from Claire and she is the most hyper est, cheekiest little rat ever and very loving too. I know I can ask Claire any advise if I have any queries."
- C. Strachan, Kettering, (Adopter).
"I recently adopted two 6 month old female ratties from Claire. I found them to be friendly people who quite obviously adored animals. They showed me around their rats who were in a couple of mansions with lots of stimulating toys and friendly. Some had been on deaths door but with the love and time, have recovered and become lovely rats in the care of Claire and her partner. They are very dedicated and I would certainly adopt from them again (if i get the room lol) or go to her for any help I may need in the future."
-A. Wookey, Kettering, (Adopter).
I adopted two 7 week old boys from Claire, and met a very welcoming lady who provides informative knowledge on the rats she fosters. She also offers after care support on introducing the new rats to already owned rats, and also general queries. I would definitely adopt from Claire again.
-A. Knott, Northampton, (Adopter).
My name is Lyn and I run Raunds rat rescue and Brammocks rattery. Claire has helped me on several occasions fostering rescue rats when I've been very busy. She is excellent with difficult or with rats needing TLC. I would recommend Claire for holiday boarding or rescue fostering.
-L. Lazarevic, Raunds, (Co-Rescuer).
"Claire has been wonderful and informative. Picked up my 3 girls today and was amazed at her Rat pack. Claire is very friendly and welcoming and its obvious on meeting her she is a passionate "Mum" and Fosterer. Thank you Claire for my new baby girls."
-R. Trigg, Corby, (Adopter).
"With some trepidation and wondering if they could survive a visit from my dear Ozzy, I approached Claire to look after him for a week or so. After being in her home for less than two minutes I knew already I'd made the right decision. Ozzy seemed to feel at home right away and I understand why. Claire has this natural affinity with animals ( not specifics creatures, just animals in general, a gift a few people have ), voice , mannerisms and understanding that make animals ( and humans! ) feel very comfortable. Ozzy came home looking even sprightlier than before haha... and I'd be more than happy to ask Claire and her partner to "babysit" for me again if the situation arises. We also adopted two new friends for Ozzy."
-A & G. Cooper, Irthlingborough, (Adopters).
"We first became aware of Claire through the pre-loved website, was easy to deal with and approachable and we have two new family members "Snowy" and "Truffle" who have been great fun, I would also add she has been most helpful in giving us information we have needed."
"We were very happy with boarding our 6 rats with Claire. It was all very easy to arrange. She took great care of them and obviously loves animals very much."
I was lucky enough to buy 3 perfect baby boys from Claire, there fun loving, playful and very inquisitive. You can just tell they were handled daily, and were well loved! If i ever want any more ratties, I'll be going back to Claire for sure!
-M.Prill, (Kit Client).
I just picked up 3 baby girls from Claire (a couple blazed agoutis and a black rex) they are so wonderful and have gorgeous temperaments - I can tell that they have been brought up with someone who has a lot of experience and given them a lot of love and care. They love playing and I get lots of licks! Claire has also been amazing answering all of my questions (and I have had quite a few) and given me some great advice. maybe some day in the future i'll get some more little Scrambles!
-H.Mischon (Kit Client).
"One of my rats was pregnant before I got her (unknown to me). I kept some of the litter but needed to find a foster home for the rest of them. I visited Claire at her home, and can say with confidence that her rats are well housed, clean fit and happy. I was sad to part with my rats but know that they will be well cared for. I can recommend Claire (and her rats) to you. Good luck Claire. Well done. Thank You."
- C. Kember, St. Albans, (Previous Owner)
"I had the pleasure of dealing with Claire Wilkinson when I rescued a number of fancy rats from a feeder breeder. Several if the female rats were likely to be pregnant so it was important to find them experienced, knowledgable and trustworthy homes. After sending out an appeal Claire kindly volunteered to take on a pregnant doe. Claire was happy to let me visit her and proudly showed me her other rats and their accommodation . I also had the pleasure of meeting her beautiful huskies. Claire kept in touch with me and updated me on 'Lady's progress. A little while a go she was ill, but with Claire's prompt intervention and TLC she was quickly restored to health. I know Claire has been involved with many other rescues and fosters. I'm glad I was able to find such a good owner for Lady, and wouldn't hesitate from recommending her as an animal carer."
-C. McIntosh, Bedford, (Co-Rescuer).
"I would like to say how friendly and easy to talk to Claire was when we rehomed two male rats from her. I felt that I could ask anything, even once we had them home. She made sure I had the right sort of cage and knew what we where doing before letting us have them. Claire let us have plenty of time to pick the rats we wanted, and let us hold them all until we had made up our minds on who we wanted. Highly recommended and a very big thank you."
-C. Harrison, Irthlingborough, (Adopter).
"I have had a lot of interaction with Claire and have found her to be open, approachable, flexible and she has a good knowledge of small animal care, husbandry and health issues in my opinion.
My contact with her has been largely based around animal rescue/ fostering and adoption and there are times her help has been invaluable to me, especially in cases where a potentially problematic animal (I.e. a female rat, young in bad condition and potentially pregnant) has needed help and fast. Claire never hesitates to put her own needs aside and to do all she can to help that animal, even in situations where many others would say no.
Her conditions are exemplary, she provides large, clean and enriched cages and her animals are handled and socialized. She has worked with some very shy/scared animals and brought them around to human interaction.
Additionally I have been repeatedly impressed by the quality of her advice to others seeking assistance on health or temperament issues and by how willing she is to reach out to others that need help or guidance.
I would recommend Claire's animal care to anyone."
-M. Bloxham, Watford, (Co-Rescuer).
"Thank you Claire for the 6 gorgeous rats I have adopted from you. They are just as you described; very friendly and 'squishy'! And thank you for the advice and support you gave me and offered. If I want to adopt some more rats in the future I will definitely come to you. x"
-T.Skye, Northampton, (Adopter).
Brought 3 baby boys from Claire, they're lovely, friendly and bouncy ratties. Fun to play and have cuddles with and don't bite. Would definitely get more rats from her.
-J.Vincent (Kit Client).
Claire was very friendly and easy to talk to regarding baby rats and was willing to help any way she could. Great experience for getting new rats and will definetly go back in future. Also I know I can talk to Claire about anything I need advice with. Very knowledgable. Would highly recommend to anyone.
-C.O'Dea (Kit Client).
I got my 3 boys from scrambles nook through recommendation from a very happy client. I appreciated Claire contacting me after I got them to see how I was getting on with them and offering advice. It was also comforting to know that she would take them back if I had any problems keeping them.
Additionally, the 3 boys have lovely temperaments and between them accepted and helped to socialise a rescue I got at the same time ( through Claire) who was not used to other rats. And now I have a rat family of 4 lovely, sweet, huge, boys who are a joy to come home to. Thanks Claire.
-K.Lima (KIt Client)
We also have reviews on our FB page 'Stelmaria Rattery')
Please can all our adopters, friends and boarders leave a review on our fb page, now that reviews are enabled on it please?! https://www.facebook.com/stelmariarats/