Gallery description : pictures of rats

Rats are mammals that lead a solitary life. rattus rattus is the scientific name for a rat. Such a name is based on the genus of the mammal - rattus. Interesting fact is that this mammals can run 13km/h (8mph). 2-5 years is a usual life span for the mammal. Rats weight about 200-900g (0.4-2lbs). These mammals grow up to 20-50cm (7.8-19.7in).

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Facts about rats
NameRat
DietOmnivore
Size20-50cm (7.8-19.7in)
TypeMammal
ColourGrey, black, white, brown
Top Speed13km/h (8mph)
PhylumChordata
Average Litter Size8
KingdomAnimalia
HabitatUnderground close to human settlements
Skin TypeFur
PredatorsOwls, snakes, raccoon, cats
OrderRodentia
FamilyMuridae
ClassMammalia
Main PreyEggs, nuts, potatoes, corn
Life Span2-5 years
LifestyleSolitary
GenusRattus
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Scientific NameRattus rattus
Weight200-900g (0.4-2lbs)
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