Acrobat Reader 4.0
Files to Download
I have designed a six-page brochure to distribute to pet stores, schools or at pet expos. It includes some imagery and is much less cumbersome than the Web version. If you would like one to copy and distribute, please feel free to download the PDF files I have created, containing the complete brochure. File sizes are approximate.
Care Guidelines for Beginners
Files last updated March 14, 2003.
Simply print this file on your printer, and take it to a copy shop to make copies. There is a statement on the last page allowing you to make copies of the document "for distribution to pet store and personal or educational purposes," in case the copy shop gives you trouble. You can assemble the brochure in any way you wish, though it is intended to be copied back-to-back (4 sheets of paper), or as a booklet, with pages 1 and 8 side-by side on an 11x17 page, with pages 2 and 7 side-by-side on the back. Likewise, pages 3 and 6 should be side by side, with 4 and 5 on the back. If that made no sense, don't worry about it. Just copy them back to back on 8.5 x 11 paper and staple. The margins are optimized for hole punches, too, no matter which way you assemble it. :~)
Outside the US and Canada
This brochure is geared primarily toward the US and Canada--specifically the many product suggestions and clubs. If you are elsewhere in the world, the practical rat care information still applies, though you may have to supplement it with information about local distributors and vendors of rat-related products, and organizations from your own research.
If you have any problems with my files, please let me know via e-mail. You should be able to open them flawlessly in Acrobat Reader 3.0 and above, and print them to any printer, on a Mac or a PC. PDF stands for Portable Document Format, so it should work for everyone.