AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Newsletter Back Issues - 1990 through 1995

1990–1995 PRICES (unless otherwise indicated): $2 each members and $3 each non-members if purchased in person; $3 each members and $4 each non-members if mailed—buy 6–13 mailed and get a $0.25 discount per issue, 14 or more and get a $0.50 discount per issue. All prices in US Dollars (USD).

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Following are some samples of articles found in the newsletters. There can also be found our regular features such as: Pres. Message, Letters, New Members, Beginner’s Corner, Colors & Coats, Helpful Hints, Kids Korner, Let’s Get Acquainted, Medical, Movie Review, Our Pets and Friends, Show Reports, Stud Names, Vet Referrals, Announcements/Ascensions/Arrivals, Stud List, Breeders’ Directories, and others.

1990, Volume 7
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1990
Sold Out
Diary of the Great Rodent Rush Saga of 1989, conclusion. Selected Normative Data on the Rat. Puzzle. Breeding Rats–The Self Group, The Self Mink. Rat Color Genetics Articles. Improving the Health of your Rats and Mice.
March/April
Mar./Apr. 1990
Puzzle. Our Rat Business. Poem–Aftermath of Tina Good’s Cross Country Mouse Moving Saga. Breeding Rats–The Marked Varieties–The Irish (English Irish). Short Tales.
May/June
May/June 1990
Angelica. Word Search. Rat Genetics Question.
July/August
July/Aug. 1990
Photo Mouse. Breeding Rats–The Berkshire. Mice. A Lesson in Animal Rights Weighs One Pound. The Amateur Geneticist. Some Fair Comments.
Sept./Oct.
Sept./Oct. 1990
Our Pets & Friends–“Oh No! . . . Another Rat!!!”; Crystal & Junior. Breeding Rats–The Hooded. Rats. Intro to Basic Care–Rats. Some Comments.
Nov./Dec.
SALE! $2
Nov./Dec. 1990
Our Pets & Friends–Irish & Cremora. Breeding Rats–The Capped/The Variegated. Word Search. East Coast News. Poem–Someone Special.
1991, Volume 8
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1991
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Colors & Coats. A Frightful Happening in Harrisburg. Poem–For Roquefort. Poem–Why Do Mice Love? Breeding Rats–The Pearl/The Silver. Puzzle. Let’s Get Acquainted! Kids Korner. How I Do It.
March/April
Mar./Apr. 1991
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Vet Referrals. A Litter Bit of Fun. A Reply. Rat Maze. Ohio Happenings. Medical–General Husbandry. Kids Korner. Colors & Coats. Don’t Judge Me. My Trials With “Trouble.” Misc. Mouse Musings. Cross Country Mouse Swapping. Pet Show Report.
May/June
May/June 1991
Stud Names. The Egyptian Spiny Mouse. Poem–Even Though. Please Keep My Cage Clean. Rodent Responsibility. Colors & Coats–Frizzie Mice; Brindled Mice; Tailless Mice. Medical–Malocclusion & Environment. Some Comments. Kids Korner–Color Choice by a Mouse. Diet and Tumors.
July/August
July/Aug. 1991
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Stud Names. Let’s Get Acquainted–Zachary Bostrom. Poem–Read Between the Lines. Medical–Bedding & Mycoplasma pulmonis. Some Fair Comments. Our Pets & Friends–The Games of McTavish. Plans for Rat Exercise Ball. Why Rats? Poem–Little Critter.
Sept./Oct.
Sept./Oct. 1991
Vet Referrals. Record Keeping. Rat Rap–Jackie Jennings. Medical–Internal & External Parasites of Rats & Mice; Pyometra in Rats. Kids Korner–Scruffie’s Adventures. Highlights from the Board Meeting– 10-13-91. Let’s get Acquainted–Jenette Meyers.
Nov./Dec.
SALE! $2
Nov./Dec. 1991
Stud Names. Vet Referrals. Rat Biscuits. Pennsylvania Tidings. Medical–Administration of Anthelmintic Drugs. Beginners Corner–Establishing Order. East Coast News–Shipping Tips. Kids Korner–Empire of the Rats, Part 1. Show Terms.
1992, Volume 9
Jan./Feb.
SALE! $2
Jan./Feb. 1992
Vet Referrals. Book Review Fancy Mice, Rats and Gerbils. Training Rats. Animal Thoughts. Kids Korner–Empire of the Rats, Part 2. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Medical Trivia. Poem–Ode to a Rat Named Sleepy. Rat Word Search puzzle.
March/April
SALE! $2
Mar./Apr. 1992
Notes. Vet Referrals. Spiny Mice. Terrible Mice. Let’s Get Acquainted–Gail DeHayes. More on Training Rats. Northwest News. Our Pets & Friends–Gnasher’s Story: A Zest For Life. Critter Sitter. Pennsylvania Tidings. Poem–A Tribute to Winchester. Rat Rap–Donna Galins.
May/June
May/June 1992
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Notes. Vet Referrals. Letters–Corn Meal & Oat Treats. Tending the Coals. Rat Olympics. Rodents on Display at the San Diego Zoo. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Cartoon–Rodent World. Kids Korner–The Rat Who Finds A Friend. Our Pets & Friends–Buffy. Rat Rap–Leah Soverns.
July–October
SALE! $3
July–October 1992
Special Double Issue!
was $4/$6 members,
$6/$8 non-members
Notes. Stud Names. Vet Referrals. Cage Hygiene, Healthy Litters, and Beddings. Foreign Imports. Natural Disasters. Mutations of the Deer Mouse. Some Fair Comments. O.C. Fair Letters. Pennsylvania Tidings. Starring Rodents–Naked Mole Rats. Medical–Mousepox Ectromelia. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Corncob Bedding Cures Skin Problems. Cartoon–Rodent World. Let’s Get Acquainted–Joyce Starkey. Rat Rap–Geri Hauser. The Zebra Mouse. Special Announcements.
Nov./Dec.
SALE! $2
Nov./Dec. 1992
Notes. Vet Referrals. How I Do It or Why I Don’t Have a Dining Room Anymore. Highlights–Board Meeting; Rat Standards. Cage Hygiene, Healthy Litters, and Beddings–part 2. Cartoon–Rodent World. Where the Heck is Umatilla? The Dor-Mouse. Medical–Mouse Hepatitis Virus Infection (MHV). East Coast News. Rat Sniglets. Pennsylvania Tidings. Rats as Teachers. Rat Rap–Craig Schumacher. Special Announcements.
1993, Volume 10
Jan./Feb.
SALE! $2
Jan./Feb. 1993
Vet Referrals. Let’s Get Acquainted–Sheryl Leisure...Artist Extrodinaire. Pericotes or Leaf-eared Mice. East Coast News. Pennsylvania Tidings. Rat Race, a Word Search. Timothy Rat. Eulogy for a Pet Rat–Homer.
March/June
SALE! $3
March/June 1993
Jumbo Size Issue!
was $4/$6 members,
$6/$8 non-members
Vet Referrals. The Head Cheeses. East Coast News. Midwest News. Eulogy to a Pet Rat, Part 2. Pennsylvania Tidings. Companion Animal Loss & Pet Owner Grief, Part 1. Let’s Get Acquainted–Mary Ann Isaksen. The Breeding of Rats. Rats, Mice, and Dinosaurs. Breeding & Stuff–Mouse Has Babies In Record Time. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Medical–Anesthesia for Rats and Mice. Book Review Rats: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual. Cartoon–Rodent World. Our Pets & Friends–Redeye & Bullet. Rat Rap–Karen & Craig Robbins. Highlights from the Board Meetings. Eulogy to a Pet Rat, Part 3.
July/October
SALE! $3
July–October 1993
Super Duper Size Issue!
was $4/$6 members,
$6/$8 non-members
Vet Referrals. The Head Cheeses. O.C. Fair Letters. East Coast News. Midwest News. Down South. Northwest News. The Problem With Pine: A Discussion of Softwood Beddings. Our Pets & Friends–Diemo–One Cute Little Furry; Jennifer and Sugar, Best of Friends. Companion Animal Loss & Pet Owner Grief, Part 2. Rat’s Teeth Can Kill. Some Fair Comments. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Cartoon–Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Mouse. Colors & Coats–Banded Rats, Making Cinnamon Rats. Rodents on Display at the Los Angeles Zoo. Breeding & Stuff. Book Review Rats: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual. Mus & Rattus Cafe Menu. Request For Information. Highlights from the Board Meetings. Cartoon–Rodent World.
Nov./Dec.
Nov./Dec. 1993
Editor’s Note–Respiratory problems. East Coast News. Down South. Midwest News. Taillessness in the Rat. Life with my White Terrors. Breeding & Stuff. Book Review The Proper Care of Fancy Rats. Our Pets & Friends–Blackie. Timothy Rat Poster. Introducing a New Female Mouse into a Cage Occupied by Other Female Mice. Rodent Regulations in California. Tailless Rats. Treasurer’s Report. Special Announcements. Eulogy to a Pet Rat, Part 4.
1994, Volume 11
Jan./March
SALE! $3
Jan./March 1994
Mega Size Issue!
was $4/$6 members,
$6/$8 non-members
Vet Referrals. Rats Used in Russian Customs. Northwest News. Cartoon–Rodent World. Midwest News. Down South. Pennsylvania Tidings. East Coast News. Earthquake. Trust-Training Nervous Rats. The Evils of Chocolate. Respiratory Outbreak in Wisconsin. Let’s Get Acquainted–Brian & Lori Henderson. Request For Information–Update. Our Pets & Friends–Baby Cakes; Spot. Rodents on Display at the Santa Ana Zoo. Mouseallaneous/Ratallaneous. Update on Respiratory Outbreak At Karen’s Kritters–Sialodacryoadenitis (SDA) Virus, Cilia-Associated Respiratory (CAR) Bacillus, Kilham Rat Virus (KRV). Rats! Arizona Display. Highlights from the Board Meetings. Max.
April/June
SALE! $2
April/June 1994
Northwest News. Midwest News. New Breeding Booklet. Pennsylvania Tidings. How to Show: Choosing, Preparing, Entering, and Showing Rats & Mice. Our Pets & Friends–Eliphas. Colors & Coats–Satin Rats. Medical–Carmen Booth, D.V.M., Ataxia, Anorexia, notes on respiratory outbreak at Karen’s Kritters–Rat Coronavirus, Sialodacryoadenitis virus (SDAV), Kilham Rat Virus (KRV) aka H-1 Virus, Minute Virus of Mice (MVM), Mouse Hepatitis Virus (MHV), Hantavirus, as well as comments on bedding, bug spray causes bloody nose, spaying rats, and anesthesia; Mouse Testing at Karen’s Kritters. Helpful Hints. Highlights from the Board Meeting.
July/August
SALE! $2
July/August 1994
Vet Referrals. Midwest News. Pennsylvania Tidings. The Kindest Cut: Our Experience with Neutered Rats. Some Fair Comments. Our Pets & Friends–Keeneau; Mercury; My Rat Dusty. Cartoon–Rodent World. Beginners’ Corner–New Beddings Found. Sales Catalog. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Homer: Killer Rat? Medical–Pain Medications/Wry Neck/SDA coronavirus; Anorexia/Ataxia Formula; Newborn Rat Orphan Tips/Rat Milk. A Warning To Pet Owners. Special Announcements.
Sept./Dec.
SALE! $3
Sept./Dec. 1994
Double Issue
was $4/$6 members,
$6/$8 non-members
Vet Referrals. Midwest News. East Coast News. The Head Cheeses. Family Ties: The Social Psychology of Rat Relationships. Medical–Squamous cell carcinomas. Some Fair Comments. Highlights from the Board Meetings. Our Pets & Friends–Freckles, “The Trooper”; Sniffy. The 12 Days of Christmas.
1995, Volume 12
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1995
Vet Referrals. Huggable Once Again. Word Search. Instant Record Rat or Mouse Review Tip. Rodent Exercise Wheels. Socializing Rats. Poem–All in a Mouse’s Night.
March/April
SALE! $2
March/April 1995
Vet Referrals. Poems. Word Search. Rodent Lovers: Give Reptiles a Break! Carnivorous Reptiles & Live Food: There Are Other Options! Medical–Antibiotics/Respiratory Infection Treatments. A Mouse’s Story.
May/June
SALE! $2
May/June 1995
Vet Referrals. Prejudice In The Nineties. East Coast News. Poem–Ode To Pinky. Let’s Get Acquainted–Abbey Zap. Breeding & Stuff. Environmental Enrichment For The Pet Rat. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Cartoon–Rodent World. Medical–SDA Virus; Rat Ear Hematoma. Addendum to Huggable Once Again. How I Got Started. Mice In The Classroom. Rat Toys. Tales of a Surrogate Mom–Part 1. Poem–You Is My Baby Now. So Many Personalities.
July/August
SALE! $2
July/August 1995
Vet Referrals. Word Search. Burial Rituals. How I Got Started. Tales of a Surrogate Mom–Part 2. Rats Help With Project. Our Pets & Friends–Jasmin. Medical–Carmen Booth, D.V.M., notes on Euthanasia in Rodents, Pinworms–New Information, Tetracycline in Rats, SDA Virus, Baytril. A Perfect Moment. Year of The Rat. The Proper Feeding of Carnivorous Reptiles. Vacation Time! Freezone–A True Story.
Sept./Oct.
SALE! $2
Sept./Oct. 1995
Vet Referrals. The Head Cheeses–P.R. report. Genetics for Mouse Breeders–9. White spotting and “modifers.” Let’s Get Acquainted–Richard Gilliam. Helpful Hints–Hot Weather Tips. Some Fair Comments. What’s For Dinner? Our Pets & Friends–Porkchop, part 1. Colors & Coats–Odd-eye rats; Siamese mice. A Classroom Gopher? Tales of a Surrogate Mom–Part 3.
Nov./Dec.
SALE! $2
Nov./Dec. 1995
Members of AFRMA and the Parliamentarian. Genetics for Mouse Breeders–10. Introduction to combining genes; the dominant with dominant cross. Some Fair Comments. How To Make A Rat Piñata. The Bonding. Our Pets & Friends–Porkchop, part 2. Cartoon–Rattitudes. Nibbles Gets “Crummey.” The Agouti Rat. Windchill: A Mouse’s Story. Breeding & Stuff–Male Rats Scent. Helpful Hints–Cleaning Wire Wheels; Covering For Wire Shelves. Medical–Head Tilt, Eye Problem. Highlights from the Board Meetings. Beginners’ Corner–Trouble with scabs.

Updated February 14, 2016