Hairless Rat (Double Rex Rat)

Rattus norvegicus

Life expectancy: 2-5 years
Habitat: The Hairless Rat was developed in a laboratory.

Characteristics: Omnivore - Rats are considered scavengers. They live in large colonies.

Fun Facts About Hairless Rats

  • For obvious reasons, hairless rats need more warmth.
  • Hairless rats hide in objects, but may come out when people come near.
  • In captivity, like most rodents, hairless rats must chew on objects to maintain incisor teeth, which grow continuously; ensure there are plenty of chew sticks available.
  • Both smart and clean, the hairless rat almost never bites and bonds quickly with humans.
  • The Hairless Rat is related to the domestic rat.