KatsRatMats

No pet is too small or too big to need something cozy!

Atlanta, Georgia · 136 Sales

KatsRatMats

No pet is too small or too big to need something cozy!

Atlanta, Georgia 136 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Kat Damour

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Mark your calendars! My first Semi-Annual Sale Event is coming soon! From February 23rd to March 9th find savings up to 30% off your favorite cage accessories.
Spring is right around the corner (or so we hope), but you can get a head start brightening up your favorite pets' cage with the stylish Kat's Rat Mats exclusive Green Geometric Flowers Bunny Cave!
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About

They came, they conquered, I made them cozy

When I took in my first rats, I was completely clueless. Within the first week of owning Mac and Penn, I went through 3 different cages, just about every food I could get my hands on, and nearly bought out a shop's bird and ferret toy and bedding selection. Of course, the majority of it wasn't really rat appropriate. I quickly learned how the specific needs of so many pocket pets aren't met and how uneducated so many pet stores really were on their various needs.

In 2006, I decided it wasn't right that my rats had so few options, and taught myself how to sew. I started with the traditional hammocks and toys, slowly expanding their cage accessory supply as I figured out what they liked best and what seemed to survive the longest. I adjusted sizes, the construction of old designs, and made new and unusual creations to suit my desire for a fantastic looking cage as well as my rats' needs. In March 2007, I began offering my creations to various rat forums. Many of those people had other exotic pets as well, and I learned about the needs of ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and even a few rabbits!

Since the opening of Kat's Rat Mats, I have concentrated on providing durable, appropriately sized, spectacularly cozy, and above all safe cage accessories for your beloved pets. All of my items are made with two layers of quality fabric with no exposed seams, so there's less risk of frayed fabric edges and threads endangering little toes and tails. I only use grommets set firmly into the hammocks, so there are no easily chewed fabric tabs, allowing your hammock to be hung long past any renovations your pets might do. I always use heavy duty, quality thread and double stitch all seams, which help to keep those insistent renovators at bay.

I have always had the belief that no animal should do without, and I take great pride and pleasure in being able to provide a wide variety of items to bring entertainment and cozy solutions to any pet's life.

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Last updated on January 24, 2018
Green with envy as you look at other people's cages outfitted with nifty hammocks and toys? Wish you could have something like that? Well, now you can! Here at Kat's Rat Mats, I toil endlessly to find the comfiest and safest solutions for all your pocket pet lounging needs. All items are made from two layers of quality fabric and double stitched with no exposed seams to keep little toes and tails safe.

All items are handmade in a smoke-free, very pet friendly home. Animals are not allowed near materials or finished objects, but please contact me with your order if you have severe allergies, so that I can take some extra steps to ensure you can fully enjoy your new items.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
If there is any issue with your order, please contact me within 5 days of receiving your package. While I will do everything I can to resolve any issues, I will not refund for buyer's remorse, customer sizing error, or for color discrepancies, as different screens and monitors display differently and may not be completely true to life. I have done my best to accurately portray all items. I will not refund any shipping fees, and buyer is responsible for any return shipping.

Since I am using Etsy's calculated shipping and it may at times not be completely accurate, in the event that shipping is overcharged by more than $3 I will refund the difference.

I am not responsible for any damages incurred in transit. If you would like to opt for insurance on your First Class package, I will gladly adjust the shipping cost for you.

Due to the nature of pocket pets, all items placed within their cage or play areas are considered consumable products.
Payment
I accept Paypal, Credit Cards, and Etsy gift cards. All purchases must be paid in full before shipping.
Shipping
Please allow 1-3 business days for items to be shipped. Depending upon your chosen shipping method, tracking information will be provided. I currently use Etsy's calculated shipping.

Customs information will be provided for all International orders. I am not responsible for any duties or taxes that may be incurred. Please check your local Customs policies to ensure safe delivery of your package.

Please take a moment to verify your address on Etsy, as it is the buyer's responsibility to pay for shipping to the correct address if any items are returned as non-deliverable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Unlike many other sellers, I do not believe that smaller hammocks are appropriate for every animal. As such, I have adjusted many of my sizes to accommodate the space needs of the average pocket pet.

My sizing list is as follows:
Small Sizes - Appropriate for 2-3 female rats, 2 smaller male rats, 1 small ferret, 1 small guinea pig

Medium Sizes - Appropriate for 3-5 female rats, 3-4 average size male rats, 2 ferrets, 1-2 average guinea pigs, 1 average hedgehog

Large Sizes - Appropriate for 5+ female or male rats, 3+ ferrets, 3+ average size guinea pigs, 2 average hedgehogs

If you decide to purchase smaller hammocks, such as the 12"x10" size, I would strongly suggest not placing more than 2 small female rats (or mice and hamsters) with them. Yes, they technically can fit, but it is a very tight squeeze and there is very little personal space.

More information

Last updated on Aug 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

All items are machine wash cold or warm, and tumble dry low for longest life and best appearance. 1/4 cup vinegar added to your wash cycle can help remove odors.