No, the pictures on the ad are NOT mandarin rats, they look like bull snakes actually. But if you look on their website, they DO have a picture of an ACTUAL mandarin rat in the "Pricelist" and are listed at $250. To me, it smells fishy, being that Mandarin rats are NOT in that price range for CB babies OR for LTC breeder pairs (let alone CB proven breeders???) I dunno, but it DOES look like it's a mistake, it's just wierd. Call and ask! I think the number was toll free... If they DO happen to have Mandarin rats for 250$ a pair, let me know! Heck, I'll buy some too! Kris in Mtl.