You should not keep a rat and a mouse on the same cage together, The rat will most likely kill the mouse as that is their natural instinct.
It might depend on what type of rat it is or where did came from or is it vicious.
The rat will more than likely kill and eat it. Rats are predatory species, and will prey on smaller rodents.
Probably about the same as a mouse or hamster, about 2 to 3 years.
since no one has answered you... I thought I would let you know my rat killed and ate my two gerbils. I let her out for a while and she found a way into the gerbil cage and she attacked them. ick. Another rat I had killed it's cage mate (rat).
a small rat
Absolutely! In a way they are the same! Although they are different they are still the same! If you have a Rat and a Mouse from the opposite gender they can of course mate!
The Latin word for 'rat' is Mus. It's the same noun as for 'mouse'. The Latin word for 'mouse'- or 'rat-trap' is 'muscipula'.
you can take pieces of cloth and tye them in cool knots and hang them on a bar mouse or rat cage.
Yes, pet mice are usually friendly. I held a mouse at the pet store and it was a being a calm little mouse. Mice are also funny. Sometimes, you will see a bunch of them on an exercise wheel at the pet store and the wheel will go all the way around and some mice fall off. They are nice, cute, funny, and if you are interested in buying one, then you should go to your local pet store. I have 2 pet rats at my house. Never put a rat cage and a mouse cage next to each other, or the mouse will be scared. Also, a rat and a mouse should NEVER be in the same cage, unless you want a dead mouse and an angry rat. The rat will eat the mouse.