Rats More Than Meet The Eye

Rats More Than Meet The Eye

Rats More Than Meet The Eye : When you think of rats your hair on your neck stands up especially if you are a woman. If one of them had to jump out from behind the washing machine either you give a blood curdling scream and try smack it with a broom or nearest object. There are things that you didn’t know about these creatures . According to Wikipedia Rat- Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. “True rats” are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

Did you know that there are 64 Species of Rat. Below are some more facts about the rat that you didn’t know.

  • Rats take care of injured and sick rats that are in their group.
  • Their mind is like a GPS once they know a rout they never forget it.
  • Rats succumb to peer-pressure as well, just like humans. Brown rats are prone to disregard personal experiences in order to copy the behavior of their peers. The urge to conform is so strong that they will even choose to eat unpalatable food if they are in the company of other rats who are eating it.
  • A rat can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water who would have known.
  • A rats tale is not only used for balance but it also helps with communication and regulating the body temp.
  • A rat’s front teeth grow 4.5 to 5.5 in (11 to 14 cm) each year, according to Discover Magazine.
  • Rats have highly tuned senses and can become overwhelmed by the electromagnetic fields generated by electronic devices. Until a new rat is well acclimated to your home and shows no signs of agitation or irritation when exposed to electronic devices.
  • It’s always best to interact with your rat when you’re in a good mood and feeling calm. Rats can sense tension, fear and other negative emotions in the people who handle them and may respond in kind.
  • They can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter? What animal has teeth so sharp they can grind through cinder block, wire or even glass? If you guessed the rat, you’re right.

So now you know a little more about this little creature and remember they make great pets as well they not just there for snake food.

Rats More Than Meet The Eye

 

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