There are very, very few examples of different rodents successfully cohabiting and some are just isolated incidents. A rat kept alone for example, may not immediately kill a mouse in the same cage due to the fact that it is depressed and lonely since neither rats nor mice should be kept on their own. It may well however kill the mouse at any point and it is not something that should ever be attempted.
Studies have shown that when rat scent is present, mice are more nervous than normal and many more miscarriages occur in result of the mom not wanting to endanger herself and her babies. Ideally they should not be kept in the same room, although providing there is no contact between their cages it can be okay although the mice could be more stressed.
I have both. I breed rats for pet & show, mice I don't breed at all.
Assuming you meant 'rats', rats kept with mice will cause distress on both parties, and will most likely end up with the latter being killed by the rat. Keep them separate.
Yes, many mice are kept as pets. Everybody knows about "lab rats" they are usually mice. Do some research on the web and do watch out for disease. There are ways to do this safely, if you want to, but you have to be careful.
Yer well rats r betta
No. Mice are cleaner because rats live in dirtier places (if they are wild rats.) If they are pet rats they would be much less smelly and probably cleaner. (if wash them from time to time.)
Mice don't tend to scratch but rats do I recommend getting your rats nails cut if you have a pet rat that scratches. hope this helped.
No, neither mice or rats have 'periods'. A rat will not bleed naturally except during birth.
Put a male and a female rat (or mice) together for about 2 weeks or so. Take the male out and wait for about 22 more days and your female will have babies.
yes they dothere foodthe paper and straw
they mostly eat rats or mice some people feed there snakes frozens rats or mice you can get there food at local pet shops.
It depends on the size but you feed it mice or small rats.
Mice are often much smaller, and, often less intelligent than rats. Mice also will eat less, and, if choosing between a rat or mouse for a pet, mice are better if you have less space. Rats will often be much larger than rats, taking up more space, and eating more.
Of course not! Rats and mice make LOVLEY pet and rarley bit. I'm in middle school and have had rats for almost 4.5 years and have only been bitten three (or is it two?) times. Rats and mice make great pets, but rats are a little higher up on the I.Q. scale.
Pet mice and rats do not carry any diseases. Wild rats caused the black plague in the middle ages.
Yes - the vast majority of typical 'pet' snakes are fed on a diet of small rodents such as mice and rats.
Rats typically DO NOT BITE. They are very loving and friendly. I have had them for YEARS and YEARS. I've also had mice for years. They are more skittish and tend to nip fingers. Both are nice, but rats have the loyalty of a dog, and the intelligence of a cat. They're great pets!
Mice, rabbits, rats, and small mammals like that
Fancy mice are the most common type of pet mice. They come in the smaller 'pet' variety most commonly found in pet shops, and also the larger 'show' type that are bred for showing as the name suggests. Multimmamate mice are the next common - these are also known as natel rats, or african soft-furs. They are larger than pet mice and sometimes have a reputation for being more aggressive although this is usually down to poor upbringing and lack of handling whilst young. They are sometimes referred to as the link between rats and mice. More exotic tyes of mice include African striped grass mice (Zebra Mice), African Pygmy Mice and Harvest mice. The availability of these may depend on the laws in your country, and they require more specialised care than fancy mice. They are not often handleable so are pets more to observe than interact with.
I believe the first pet rats were domesticated very early by the Ancient Inca. In the US, by the late 1800s rats were kept in captivity as pets and by the early 1900s had become a popular pet.
Rats are actually very nice animals. They are one of the smartest species out there too. I do have a couple of rats as pets yet i have never had a mouse as a pet. My friends have a couple and they said the only problem with mice is that there teath are razer sharp
If they are pet rats kept in a clean cage, then you can't catch anything. Otherwise they may have fleas.
no they can not. they are preditorial animals. they eat mice, rats, and basically anything smaller than them!
if u mean "why are rats considered more then mice", they are more intelegent and VERY clean! trust me, i have pet rats and they clean themselvs every 6 or 7 minets.