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Rat  Breed
Rat Stats
Scientific Name:  R. Rattus/Rattus norvegicus
Size:  4-11 inches
Origin:  England late 19th century
Life Expectancy:  1 to 3 years
Temperament:  Intelligent, social and easily tamed
Varieties:  Standard, Rex, Tailless, Hairless, Satin and Dumbo

Rat Species Profile

Rats have been bred as pets for the past 100 years. Descended from the wild brown rat, pet rats are friendly and easy to tame. They come in many different colors and varieties.

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