Fancy Rat

Fancy Rat

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Muridae Subfamily: Murinae Genus: Rattus Genus: R. norvegicus Binomial name: Rattus norvegicus The most common variety among the pet rats is the domesticated brown hued rat, called fancy rat (Rattus norvegicus), the term fancy rat takes its origin from the phrase “to … Read more

Pet Rat Life Expectancy

Young Rats

Best Physical Activities Promote Fitness, Good Health And Pet Rat Life Expectancy Rats are wonderful pets despite the fact that they earned a very bad reputation by the havoc they wreaked at the time of the bubonic plague. The average life span of a rat being approximately 2 to 3 years, makes them excellent pets … Read more

Pet Rat Cages

Pet Rat Cage

Remember the Rats Have Gained the Reputation of Houdini, the Master Escapist It is believed that the transgenic rats are smart and judicious compared to all other rats. You are accountable as a breeder, to cater to their needs which they are worthy of. On this subject, you must give preference to the pet rat … Read more

Pet Rat Types

Pet Rat

It is a great experience to know about the variety of pet rat types in the market today. It is a revelation for us to learn about the diverse varieties that we never knew about. The collectors have been speculating on the types of theserat varieties that have intrigued the hobbyists over the years. Currently … Read more

Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Sciuromorpha Family:  Sciuridae Tribe:  Marmotini Genus:  Cynomys People refer to Prairie dogs as burrowing rodents. They occupy huge colonies in the grassy areas of Western and Central North America. The five varieties of prairie dogs (tailed prairie dog tailed prairie dog, Utah, black-tailed and … Read more

Guinea Pigs as Pets

Guinea Pigs

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Hystricomorpha Family:  Caviidae Subfamily:  Caviinae Genus:  Cavia Species:  C. porcellus Binomial name:  Cavia porcellus The guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), otherwise known as cavy, is a variation of a typical rodent of the Cavidae family of Cavia genes. Regardless of their usual name, they do not … Read more

Gerbils

Gerbil

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Superfamily:  Muroidea Family:  Muridae Subfamily:  Gerbillinae Gerbils come in several colors, are such charming pets and adjust very well to most of their handlers as they bite rarely and are curious animals. Out of all the 90 odd species that exist, the Mongolian gerbil is … Read more

Popular Rodent Pets

Guinea Pigs

Hello, all you rodent lovers out there; this article will give you an insight into the enjoyable prospects of keeping these lovely animals as pets at home. Rodents are actually mammals and belong to the family Rodentia. Their upper and lower jaws contain a pair of incisors that grow continuously as they keep on wearing them … Read more

Hamsters

Hamster

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Subphylum:  Vertebrata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Myomorpha Superfamily:  Muroidea Family:  Cricetidae Subfamily:  Cricetinae Hamsters are rodents belonging to the family Cricetidae and the subfamily Cricetinae. These crepuscular (twilight) Hamsters settle underground at day protecting themselves against predators. When in the wild, they eat vegetables, seeds, fruits and at times, … Read more

Patagonian Mara

Patagonian Mara

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Caviidae Genus:  Dolichotis Species:  D. patagonum Binomial name:  Dolichotis patagonum Mara Dolichotis patagonum, is comparatively a huge rodent of the Mara genus (dolichotis) which they otherwise call Patagonian Cavy, dillaby or Patagonian. Anatomy The Patagonian Mara, looks like The Patagonian a jack rabbit. Its … Read more

Nile Rat

Nile Rat

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Genus:  Arvicanthis Species:  A. niloticus Binomial name:  Arvicanthis niloticus The Nile Rat Arvicanthis niloticus is known by other names such as African Grass Rat or Kusu rat. This rat is a big one, convenient for breeding and keeping in custody. When troubled, they … Read more

African Ground Squirrel

African Ground Squirrel

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Sciuridae Subfamily:  Xerinae Tribe:  Xerini Genus:  Xerus Belonging to the Genus xerus, the African Ground Squirrels are taxonomy of squirrels belonging to the minor family Xerinae. The major four classifications of these squirrels fall into the class of 3 sub-genres. Genus Xerus Sub-genus- Euxerus Xerus … Read more