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PHYSICAL FEATURES OF RAT AND MICE

 PHYSICAL FEATURES OF RAT AND MICE

Rat and mice posses may interesting and impressive  physical abilities. In order to plan a rodent control programme it is important to know these physical features of Rat and Mice.

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  • Both Rat and Mice are good swimmer.Norway rat can swim 1.4 Km /hour and can float up to 3 days.
  • The house mouse can swim  0.7 Km/hour.
  • Both Roof rat and Norway rat can enter through sewers.
  • Mice can travel at a speed of 12 feet/second.
  • Mice can jump up to 60 cm.
  • Mice and Rat can climb up any rough surface wall .
  • Mice can fall from a height of 8 feet without any injury.
  • Roof Rat is not good runner as compared to Norway rat but is good climber
  • Roof rats are known to gnaw through a wide variety of materials, including lead, aluminum sheeting, window screens, wood, rubber, vinyl, fiberglass, plastic and low quality concrete or mortar.
  • Rat can easily run along telephone and other wires .
  • Roof rat (Black Rat) often do the  circuitous jump instead of  direct jump.
  • Rat use their tale to assist in balancing while climbing down or up .
  • Rat can jump upward by rapid pushing against smooth surface.
  • Rat can climb large pipes which are just beside the building by forcing their bodies between pipe and building
  • Rats have a powerful social chain of command. The largest and strongest rats will get the best food and harborage.
  • Rats are sharp animals. They are more intelligent than rabbits, hamsters, mice, gerbils and guinea pigs for instance. They also have excellent memories. Once rats learn a direction-finding route, they never forget it.
  • Rats have very poor eyesight and are colourblind.
  • Most rats are right-handed.
  • An adult rat can squeeze into your home through a hole as small as the size of a quarter.
  • Rats can live for up to 18 months, but most die before they are one year old.
  • Rats have strong teeth that allow them to chew through glass, cinder block, wire, Rats can chew through metals such as copper and aluminium.  Rats are a very clean animal; they spend several hours per day grooming them.
  • Rats use high-frequency sounds to communicate with each other.
  • They use their tail to control their body temperature because they cannot sweat.

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Updated: December 2, 2013 — 4:50 am

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