Rodent Questions and Answers

Mice and rats usually live for one year. House mice usually live less than one year in the wild, due to a high level of predation and exposure to harsh environments. In protected environments, ...

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In order to safely pick up a rat, you gently grasp rat over back and ribs. You place your thumb and finger behind elbows, pushing them forward slightly. Taking home a new pet rat is an exciting ...

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Humidity below 30% can cause rats to get ringtail. Ringtail is a lesion or annular constriction of the tail resulting from the lack of hydration in the skin of the tail. You may see the following ...

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Rats get pelleted food. As owners of rats we all care deeply about our little critters well-being, health and happiness. So naturally we want to make sure they get the best of everything and this ...

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Rats have poor vision and rely on their senses. In the realm of vision, a human's vision is much better than a rat's. Humans see three colors (blue, green and red) at high saturation levels, ...

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Rats are generally docile and less aggressive than mice. While most people will cringe at the thought of having a rat for a pet, believe it or not, domestic rats make great pets! They are not ...

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Guinea pigs can live between five and seven years. This depends on a variety of factors, including what breed of guinea pig is being raised. A skinny breed of guinea pig will live longer than a ...

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Place finger under the neck, behind the mandible

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