AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Pet Rat & Mouse Show Classes

All classes now offered at all shows.


All exhibitors are to assume liability and responsibility to research the many zoonotic and other diseases that rodents may carry and pass on to humans or other rodents. You are showing at your own risk.

Any new animals you bring into your rattery/mousery must go through a minimum 12-week quarantine period before being entered in a show. [Effective September 15, 2018]


Breeders should be testing new stock brought in as some diseases have no symptoms.


Animals are NOT to be handled at the shows other than by the owner, health checkers, and judges.


Exhibitors to do own work in creative classes.


Pet Rat Classes

Please specify Youth (17 or under) or Adult on entry form
Best Pet: Youth & Adult
Most Affectionate: Youth & Adult (kissy rats)
Biggest: Youth & Adult (big, not fat rats)
Most Laid Back: Youth & Adult (very mellow, calm rats)
Most Unusual Markings: Youth & Adult
Rat Race: Youth & Adult
Curious Rat Table Contest: Youth & Adult (added 8-14-11)
This fun class will test a rat’s curiosity by touching its nose to various items (that the exhibitor provides) on the table during a 1 minute time limit. The rat gets 1 point for each item touched for a maximum of 10 points.
For health reasons, the exhibitor will provide 10 items of various materials (clean/washed where necessary) for this class:
1 toilet paper tube
1 key chain
1 small glass candle holder
1 small metal kitchen spoon
1 small plastic kitchen storage container
1 small ferret or cat ball
1 small rubber rat/mouse
1 Christmas ornament
1 small can of food
1 roll of masking or scotch tape
(variations allowed within reasonable limits)

Pet Mouse Classes

Please specify Youth (17 or under) or Adult on entry form
Best Pet: Youth & Adult
Cutest: Youth & Adult
Friendliest: Youth & Adult
Most Inquisitive: Youth & Adult
Most Unusual Markings: Youth & Adult

Costume and Trick Classes

Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Cavies, & Rabbits competing together in each class
Please specify Youth (17 or under) or Adult and which class on entry form
Exhibitors to do own work in creative classes.
Best Costume: Youth & Adult
Best Theme Costume: Youth & Adult
Best Trick: Youth & Adult

Artwork: Rat & Mouse Related

Please specify Youth (17 or under) or Adult on entry form
Exhibitors to do own work in creative classes.
Drawings/Paintings: Youth (6 & under, 7–11, 12–17) & Adult
Photos: Youth & Adult
3-D (sculpture, etc.): Youth & Adult
Computer: Youth & Adult

Kooky Kontainer Class

Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Cavies, Rabbits
Please specify Youth (17 or under) or Adult on entry form
Exhibitors to do own work in creative classes.
This is a rat, mouse, hamster, chinchilla, cavy, and rabbit fun class where you dress up the cage, carrier, or some other type of container. The animal must be incorporated into the container design. Example: paint a container like a piece of cheese with the animal inside. The theme should relate to rats, mice, hamsters, chinchillas, cavies, or rabbits. Please be sure it is not harmful in any way to the animal. Youth entering this class must do their own work.


Updated September 18, 2018