Intelligent animals underneath the roof
The black rat is a descendant of arboreal species from southern Europe that still nest in trees. As a synanthropic species it lives in packs, consisting of up to 60 animals. It is often found in barns, attics and granaries. Black rats are very curious and playful.
They act carefully on dangers. Before they try a new food source they will send a scout as food taster.
Size: Head-trunk 18-22 cm; Tail 18.5-24 cm
Age: 3 years
Sexually mature: with 2-3 month
gestation period: 23-24 days
food: preferably vegetable food, fruits, seeds, insects, eggs, small animals
habitat: close to people, houses and attics, in forests, on trees, in fields, in dry, warm areas
Danger: not endangered