Next Show

Saturday 23rd February

Wigginton Recreation Hall,
The Village,
YO32 2PL

Find out about rat shows and how to show your rats here.

 Varieties Judge:  Chris Gray
Pet Show Judge: Becky North

If you’re worried about coming to the show for the first time and would like a buddy to meet up there and show you around please email

Show Opens: 10.00
Judging 11.00 (rats to be benched by 10.45)
Entries to

*Entries close midnight on Wednesday 28th November*
Entries: £1.50 per rat per section (members)
£2.00 per rat per section (non members)

Payment for entries needs to be made to the show sec on the day of the show in cash.

Agility and Curiosity 50p each (These can be entered on the day)

Dual entries now accepted.  Rats can go in Pets and Varieties please note that an entry fee needs to be paid per section entered into.

When filling in the form please list the rat twice if wanting to put in Pets and Varieties.

Please download the entry form here

This means you can show a single rat in both pets and varieties. You do have to pay for each entry in each class.

If you’re using the entry form just add on a second entry for the second class you want to show your rat in. If you don’t want to use the form, just tell me what classes you want your rat to go in.

**Can we please ask that no other animals (Assistant dogs excluded) are brought to the show apart from rats entered in to the show or shoulder rats .**

Limited number (2 per member – may increase depending on amount of tanks available) of hire tanks are available, with or without shavings £2.00 per tank (members), £2.50 per tank (non YRC members).

Priority will be given to new exhibitors. A refundable deposit of £5 is required for hiring tanks. Please book at time of entry.

Tanks available to buy for £13 must be ordered in advance payment needs to be made in cash when picking tank up.

NB: No late entries accepted after the closing date and time and no entries or alterations will be accepted on the day!

*Don’t forget to bring a raffle prize* 🙂

We are always looking for helpers at the show if you want to help Steward or Scribe at the show please email



We will also be running various activities throughout the day. For children adults and rats.

Please note that the usual infection guidelines apply.

It is recommended that you should ideally leave a two week gap between shows.

*Do not bring rats to a show if you have an active infection in your rats or have had any ill rats/unexplained deaths in the 2 weeks prior to a show.
*Do not bring rats to a show if you have taken in rats from an unknown source (usually pet shop or rescue) in the last 2 weeks.
*Do not bring rats to a show that have been unwell or had surgery recently, are on any medication, don’t cope well with travel and stressful situations, are very old or very young (remember, kittens must be 6 weeks old to be allowed to be sold or exchanged, and 8 weeks old to be shown) or who are not ill but who have have chronic conditions’ e.g. head tilt, recurrent nasal rattle.

We ask people to be vigilant and assess your rats health carefully.

You can find further information within the guide at

Infection Control Page