The Rat Guru is creating Educational Content for Pet Rats
24

patrons

$167
per month
Welcome to The Rat Guru's official Patreon page!
To make a one-time donation, click here


Who is The Rat Guru?
My name is Keaton! I have had pet rats since 2003, and over the years I have learned so much about them. After realizing how much I know about pet rats, and how many rats are mistreated simply due to a lack of education on the owner's part, I have dedicated all of my time to teaching the internet about All Things Pet Rats! Rats are amazing, wonderful, beautiful, intelligent, and loving animals. They are my passion. My drive. My heart. My life. I love rats so much, that my love for them extends beyond my own rats and reaches every single rat in the world. I want to promote proper rat care education, unbiased information, facts; and of course, love and kindness. The Rat Guru's mission is to make the world a better place for rats and rattie parents alike through education to end the stigma, educate rat parents, gain equal animal rights for rats, and turn proper rat care into common knowledge.


How much time does The Rat Guru dedicate to rats?
Unfortunately, there is not nearly enough available information about rats in general, let alone pet rats. Many rat care guides, books and websites are not well-researched and are purely anecdotal. Rats are not studied nearly as much as they deserve to be! Thus, I have made it my life's work to ensure that every rat gets to live the life a rat deserves to live.

I do this currently by creating the most fun-to-watch, easy-to-digest, and user-friendly videos about pet rat information as I possibly can. I am also working on publishing a thorough book on rat care, as well as an educational website, to reach even more rat parents.

Again, lack of education about proper rat care is a huge problem, so I strive to carefully consider each and every tiny detail of each video I create, to make sure it's fun, easy to understand, and correct. Each video comes with extensive research and fact checking, hours of writing and rewriting, on top of days of relentless editing, animation, recording, etc. I am so passionate about rat care, that my videos take up a huge majority of my time. One 5-10 minute video may take me an average of 30 hours to create! Maybe even longer!!

My rat care book will contain even more information than I can fit on my channel. Every detail of my book will be extensively researched, fact checked, peer-reviewed, and of course, fun to read! In order to have the time and funds to do my research and studies, I require loyal supporters like you.


Why should I pledge to become a patron?

I am a FULL-TIME rat care educator! For as much work as I put into my channel and my other rat-related projects, there is no way I could do it alone! Without my wonderful fans and subscribers helping me spread the word about Pet Rats, I wouldn't be able to do this at all.
Every view, like, comment, and every subscriber contributes a small amount towards my YouTube earnings, but the monetization platform is complicated--to say the least. Having loyal supporters like you is the most sustainable way to keep my channel afloat, and allow me to continue my studies and research about pet rats!

By making a pledge to my work and becoming a patron of The Rat Guru, you are ensuring that I will always have the resources necessary to create quality content and keep putting my knowledge out there. You are making sure my channel and my research is fully sustainable! Not only are you helping me to create videos, but you are also helping rats around the world by supporting my mission to educate rat parents and help them reach their full potential of giving their rats the best life possible.

My patrons fund my research! I am so dedicated to getting rat care information out there that I've devoted my life to studying pet rats. So, having your support means I will be able to keep making videos and improving/building on the education I am able to provide. You are also supporting my own ratties and you are supporting my rat rescue by ensuring I have the funds to care for my rats, bring in rescues, provide medical attention, and have all of the supplies I need.


Where is my money going?
By becoming a patron, you are directly contributing to the betterment of pet rats as a whole!! Every single contribution is going right back into my research. You are making a donation for rat parents everywhere to have access to important information about their ratties!

With your support, I am able to:
  • Do research
  • Write scripts
  • Create videos
  • Work on my rat care book
  • Sustain a website & online store
  • Feed my rats!

Your contribution allows me to have access to:
  • Software to create my videos, including Photoshop, Premiere, etc.
  • Equipment for improving the quality of my videos
  • Supplies for tutorials and DIY videos
  • Books to use for research
  • Publishing tools for my book
  • Food, supplies and vet care for my own rats and rescues
  • Supplies for my online store
  • My own website & domain name
  • TRG merchandise
  • YouTube & Facebook advertising
  • The Internet
  • & so much more!!


What are The Rat Guru's goals?
I am hoping to build on the quality of my content as much as possible, so that all of the information I have to offer can reach more people and directly effect the lives of every pet rat in the world. I am currently working to create my own website, turn Rattiepedia into a book, as well as sustaining my YouTube channel.

Again, your contribution funds my research and helps me sustain the resources I currently use.

My ultimate goal is to learn as much as I possibly can about Fancy Rats so that I can help educate rat parents and improve the quality of life for rats around the world. By supporting my cause (and generally staying awesome) you will help me reach these goals; and hopefully one day you can say that you played your part in changing the world of fancy rats!
Tiers
Official Guru Crew Member
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker!! (Stick it on your rat, I dare you.)
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos with me
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!!
Guru Crew Insider
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • Your name in the credits of future TRG videos!
  • Early access to TRG videos
  • Insider look at behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Access to 30-minute live chat session after every Live Q&A! (Unscripted, uncensored; just us hanging out!)


Plus all of the previous rewards:

  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!!
Guru Crew VIP
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • Signed & personalized Thank You card!
  • First look at drafts and updates for my book!
  • Copy of the transcript for each educational video
  • Your name at the beginning of the end-credits of future TRG videos
  • Exclusive coupon code for 10% off everything from The Happy Rat Shop


Plus all of the previous rewards:

  • See new videos before they air
  • Insider look at behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Access to monthly 30 minute private Live-Chat session
  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!
Guru Crew Mischief Partner
$20 or more per month 9 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • FREE handmade heart rat charm necklace!
  • Special gRATitude shoutout at the end of every future TRG video!
  • Exclusive coupon code for 20% off everything from The Happy Rat Shop
  • A free copy of my book when it's released!


Plus all of the previous rewards:

  • A copy of the transscript for every TRG educational video
  • First look at drafts and updates for my book!
  • Insider look at behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Thank You card
  • See new videos before they air
  • Access to 30 minute private Live-Chat session
  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!!
Goals
$167 of $250 per month
Cover the Cost of My Rat Care!

This amount of funding will help me cover the cost of the bare essentials for my rats, as well as sustain an educational website and my online store.

If we can reach this amount of monthly funding, I will go LIVE on YouTube for 1 hour every month to do a Q&A with a live chat
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Welcome to The Rat Guru's official Patreon page!
To make a one-time donation, click here


Who is The Rat Guru?
My name is Keaton! I have had pet rats since 2003, and over the years I have learned so much about them. After realizing how much I know about pet rats, and how many rats are mistreated simply due to a lack of education on the owner's part, I have dedicated all of my time to teaching the internet about All Things Pet Rats! Rats are amazing, wonderful, beautiful, intelligent, and loving animals. They are my passion. My drive. My heart. My life. I love rats so much, that my love for them extends beyond my own rats and reaches every single rat in the world. I want to promote proper rat care education, unbiased information, facts; and of course, love and kindness. The Rat Guru's mission is to make the world a better place for rats and rattie parents alike through education to end the stigma, educate rat parents, gain equal animal rights for rats, and turn proper rat care into common knowledge.


How much time does The Rat Guru dedicate to rats?
Unfortunately, there is not nearly enough available information about rats in general, let alone pet rats. Many rat care guides, books and websites are not well-researched and are purely anecdotal. Rats are not studied nearly as much as they deserve to be! Thus, I have made it my life's work to ensure that every rat gets to live the life a rat deserves to live.

I do this currently by creating the most fun-to-watch, easy-to-digest, and user-friendly videos about pet rat information as I possibly can. I am also working on publishing a thorough book on rat care, as well as an educational website, to reach even more rat parents.

Again, lack of education about proper rat care is a huge problem, so I strive to carefully consider each and every tiny detail of each video I create, to make sure it's fun, easy to understand, and correct. Each video comes with extensive research and fact checking, hours of writing and rewriting, on top of days of relentless editing, animation, recording, etc. I am so passionate about rat care, that my videos take up a huge majority of my time. One 5-10 minute video may take me an average of 30 hours to create! Maybe even longer!!

My rat care book will contain even more information than I can fit on my channel. Every detail of my book will be extensively researched, fact checked, peer-reviewed, and of course, fun to read! In order to have the time and funds to do my research and studies, I require loyal supporters like you.


Why should I pledge to become a patron?

I am a FULL-TIME rat care educator! For as much work as I put into my channel and my other rat-related projects, there is no way I could do it alone! Without my wonderful fans and subscribers helping me spread the word about Pet Rats, I wouldn't be able to do this at all.
Every view, like, comment, and every subscriber contributes a small amount towards my YouTube earnings, but the monetization platform is complicated--to say the least. Having loyal supporters like you is the most sustainable way to keep my channel afloat, and allow me to continue my studies and research about pet rats!

By making a pledge to my work and becoming a patron of The Rat Guru, you are ensuring that I will always have the resources necessary to create quality content and keep putting my knowledge out there. You are making sure my channel and my research is fully sustainable! Not only are you helping me to create videos, but you are also helping rats around the world by supporting my mission to educate rat parents and help them reach their full potential of giving their rats the best life possible.

My patrons fund my research! I am so dedicated to getting rat care information out there that I've devoted my life to studying pet rats. So, having your support means I will be able to keep making videos and improving/building on the education I am able to provide. You are also supporting my own ratties and you are supporting my rat rescue by ensuring I have the funds to care for my rats, bring in rescues, provide medical attention, and have all of the supplies I need.


Where is my money going?
By becoming a patron, you are directly contributing to the betterment of pet rats as a whole!! Every single contribution is going right back into my research. You are making a donation for rat parents everywhere to have access to important information about their ratties!

With your support, I am able to:
  • Do research
  • Write scripts
  • Create videos
  • Work on my rat care book
  • Sustain a website & online store
  • Feed my rats!

Your contribution allows me to have access to:
  • Software to create my videos, including Photoshop, Premiere, etc.
  • Equipment for improving the quality of my videos
  • Supplies for tutorials and DIY videos
  • Books to use for research
  • Publishing tools for my book
  • Food, supplies and vet care for my own rats and rescues
  • Supplies for my online store
  • My own website & domain name
  • TRG merchandise
  • YouTube & Facebook advertising
  • The Internet
  • & so much more!!


What are The Rat Guru's goals?
I am hoping to build on the quality of my content as much as possible, so that all of the information I have to offer can reach more people and directly effect the lives of every pet rat in the world. I am currently working to create my own website, turn Rattiepedia into a book, as well as sustaining my YouTube channel.

Again, your contribution funds my research and helps me sustain the resources I currently use.

My ultimate goal is to learn as much as I possibly can about Fancy Rats so that I can help educate rat parents and improve the quality of life for rats around the world. By supporting my cause (and generally staying awesome) you will help me reach these goals; and hopefully one day you can say that you played your part in changing the world of fancy rats!

Recent posts by The Rat Guru

Tiers
Official Guru Crew Member
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker!! (Stick it on your rat, I dare you.)
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos with me
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!!
Guru Crew Insider
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • Your name in the credits of future TRG videos!
  • Early access to TRG videos
  • Insider look at behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Access to 30-minute live chat session after every Live Q&A! (Unscripted, uncensored; just us hanging out!)


Plus all of the previous rewards:

  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!!
Guru Crew VIP
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • Signed & personalized Thank You card!
  • First look at drafts and updates for my book!
  • Copy of the transcript for each educational video
  • Your name at the beginning of the end-credits of future TRG videos
  • Exclusive coupon code for 10% off everything from The Happy Rat Shop


Plus all of the previous rewards:

  • See new videos before they air
  • Insider look at behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Access to monthly 30 minute private Live-Chat session
  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!
Guru Crew Mischief Partner
$20 or more per month 9 patrons
Your Rewards:
  • FREE handmade heart rat charm necklace!
  • Special gRATitude shoutout at the end of every future TRG video!
  • Exclusive coupon code for 20% off everything from The Happy Rat Shop
  • A free copy of my book when it's released!


Plus all of the previous rewards:

  • A copy of the transscript for every TRG educational video
  • First look at drafts and updates for my book!
  • Insider look at behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Thank You card
  • See new videos before they air
  • Access to 30 minute private Live-Chat session
  • Guru Crew Membership Card
  • Free TRG sticker
  • Access to my "Patreon Only" feed
  • Discuss topics for future videos
  • A huge thank you and an unlimited supply of gRATitude!!