Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Rodentia
Family - Muridae
Genus - Rattus

Rat

Ratings

The two most common species of rat are the black rat and the brown rat. Both species of rat are found in all parts of the world.
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Rattus Rattus
Type - Mammal
Diet - Omnivore
Size - 20-50cm (7.8-19.7in)
Weight - 200-900g (0.4-2lbs)
Top Speed - 13km/h (8mph)
Life Span - 2-5 years
Lifestyle - Solitary
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Appearance
Colour - Grey, Black, White, Brown
Skin Type - Fur
Favourite Food - Eggs
Habitat - Underground close to human settlements
Average Clutch Size - 8
Main Prey - Eggs, Nuts, Potatoes, Corn
Predators - Owls, Snakes, Raccoon, Cats
Distinctive Features - Large, sharp front teeth and long, thin tail
Speciesq Emerge from date

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location of origin

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Census

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