Kangaroo Rats

Kangaroo Rats are small rodents native to western North America. Despite being a four legged animal, the kangaroo rat hops on its hind legs, in a movement similar to that of the kangaroo. However, the two animals are not related.

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Do red pandas eat kangaroo rats?

No. Kangaroo rats are native to North America and red pandas are native to Nepal and China. Red pandas do eat bird eggs, small rodents, birds, etc. sometimes so if the two species lived in the same area of the world, red pandas would probably eat kangaroo rats occasionally.

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Where is the kangaroo rat's habitat?

Lightly sloped ground with low amounts of grass and shrubs in Hot dry areas with only a small amount of rain.

They live in the burrows that they dig

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Do kangaroo rats eat acorns?

no

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How do kangaroo rats make there homes?

They burrow.

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Why are kangaroo rats solitary animals?

becuz the eat fish and dogs and tigers when they r sleeping if they r lucky

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Are kangaroo rats omnivores?

Yes they eat grass, eggs, and small insects

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How do kangaroo rats get oxygen?

Kangaroo rats get oxygen the same way all mammals do - through their respiratory system, comprising the nose/mouth, trachea and lungs. Even in underground burrows, there is air.

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What is a kangaroo rat's prey?

They prey on unsuspecting seeds and grains. They are stealthy and rarely miss their prey. If you are a seed or a grain, you will rue the day you encounter this viciously effective predator

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Where do kangaroo rats live?

Kangaroo rats are essentially desert animals. They may be named for kangaroos, but they are not members of the kangaroo family nor even distantly related. They are native to North America, and they are rodents, not marsupials. They can be found in the arid and semi-arid areas of North America, specifically, Canada, the United States and Mexico, as long as there is some grass or other vegetation. They dig burrows to shelter themselves from the heat of their environment.

In order to survive the heat and dryness of their environment, kangaroo rats burrow into the dirt, in order to take away the top layer, which is heated by the Sun, to get to the cool dirt underneath. They also obtain most of their moisture needs from the food they eat, and do not need to take in extra water.

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Are there desert kangaroo rats in Africa?

No. Desert kangaroo rats are found in North America. Their African counterparts are known as "jerboas".

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Is a Giant Kangaroo Rat a secondary consumer?

No, the giant kangaroo rat eats grass and seeds.

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How many kangaroo rats are left in the wild?

7800000 kangaroo rats

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What is the body covering of a kangaroo rat?

A kangaroo rat has a body covering of fur.

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What are baby kangaroo rats called?

Well I'm pretty sure they are called pups.

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What is a kangaroo rat?

Kangaroo rats are rodents. They are rat-like mammals with long tails and large feet like a miniature kangaroo. However, they are very much smaller than kangaroos, with Giant kangaroo rats having a body length of only 15cm (6 inches). Kangaroo rats are not even remotely related to kangaroos, or rat-kangaroos of Australia.

Kangaroo rats are members of the rodent family, not marsupials like kangaroos. They do not have pouches, and they do not live in Australia. Kangaroo rats are found in North America, and inhabit deserts and semi-arid grasslands. They do not need to drink water, obtaining most of their moisture needs from the seeds they eat. The Australian equivalent of kangaroo rats are known as native hopping mice, but they are not at all related either.

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What is the climate where kangaroo rats live?

Kangaroo rats are native to the hot, dry, arid regions of North America. Kangaroo rats are not related to the rat-kangaroos of Australia.

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Where do Ord's kangaroo rats find their food?

The Ord's Kangaroo rat lives mainly on seeds, as well as plant parts and insects. It finds its food in the dry regions where it lives, in the vegetation that inhabits these regions.

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How does a kangaroo rat take care of its young?

Kangaroo rats should not be confused with rat-kangaroos. Kangaroo rats are rodents, while rat-kangaroos are marsupials. Therefore, unlike the rat-kangaroo, the kangaroo rat does not have a pouch. Its young are born live, and kept in a fur-lined nest within a burrow. There, the mother feeds the young on mothers' milk until they are weaned at around 3-4 weeks.

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What are the adaptations for kangaroo rats that live in the desert?

A primary adaptation of kangaroo rats is that they seldom drink water. They obtain most of their water needs from seeds and plants that they eat.

In order to survive the heat and dryness of their environment, kangaroo rats burrow into the dirt, in order to take away the top layer, which is heated by the Sun, to get to the cool dirt underneath. They also obtain most of their moisture needs from the food they eat, and do not need to take in extra water.

Kangaroo rats have well developed hind legs. The animal uses its legs to escape from predators, and they are able to leap very high, despite their small size.

The kangaroo rat's fur matches the colour of the sand and rocks where it lives in the deserts of the Southwestern US and this helps it to camouflage from predators.

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Why doesn't a kangaroo rat produce urine?

they do produce urine, but in small amount and more concentrated. they dont drink water and obtain water from their food such as grass, vegetables,insectes. they have extreme long Loop of Helen in their nuphrons in kidneys, this allows more water molecules can be reabsorbed, as the water moves back to the bloodstream, the concentrated and small amount of urine is formed

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Do scorpions eat kangaroo rats?

Some but not all of them

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What adaptations do kangaroo rats have?

Kangaroo rats of the USA are not to be confused with rat-kangaroos of Australia. They are placental mammals, unlike rat-kangaroos, which are marsupials, and their adaptations are very different.

In order to survive the heat and dryness of their environment, kangaroo rats burrow into the dirt, in order to take away the top layer, which is heated by the Sun, to get to the cool dirt underneath. They also obtain most of their moisture needs from the food they eat, and do not need to take in extra water.

Kangaroo rats have well developed hind legs. The animal uses its legs to escape from predators, and it is able to leap very high, despite its small size.

The kangaroo rat's fur color matches the sand and rocks where it lives in the deserts of the southwestern US.

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Do kangaroo rats hibernate?

yes they do hibernate, the climb and burrow in a hollowed out tree. for 5-6 months the kangroo rat goes into a deep sleep. its body tempeture drops to below freezing, and its heart practicly stops beating. so yes the kangaroo rat hibernate.

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What eats a kangaroo rat?

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Is the kangaroo rat a vertebrate or invertebrate?

Vertbrate

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