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Fancy Rat Anatomy

Size

22-26cm

Weight

5-6 grams (birth), 250 - 500 grams (adult)

Body temperature

99.5-100.8F

Heart rate

250-450 beats per minute

Respiratory rate

70-115 per minute

Adult food consumption

10-15 grams per day

Adult water consumption

10-12 ml per day

Chromosomes

42

Gestation period

21 days

Captive lifespan

2-2.5 years although 4 years has been known

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