An extinct species of rat that used to live in Southeast Asia is estimated to have weighed around 13 pounds. The largest species of rat alive as of 2014 lives in the Philippines and can weigh up to 4.4 pounds. The largest Norway rat ever caught weighed 2.4 pounds.Know More
A typical common rat weighs less than 0.75 pounds.
Giant Gambian pouched rats have been found in New York City. These rats can be 3 feet long and weigh 4 pounds. The Gambian rats found in New York are probably escaped pets. Imports of giant Gambian pouched rats as pets into the United States were banned in 2003.Learn more about Rodents
According to experts, domesticated rats may reach up to 12 inches in length and up to 5 inches in width. However, due to a shorter life expectancy, those found in the wild typically do not live long enough to exceed 10 inches in length and 3 inches in width.Full Answer >
Wolf rats are fictional creatures featured in the 2008 PC role-playing video game Drakensong. In the game, these creatures can be found in sewers, cellars and dungeons. Although solitary wolf rats pose little threat to an experienced warrior, players should be wary of wolf rats when they attack in larger numbers. Wolf rats are not to be confused with the game's smaller species of rats, which do not attack players.Full Answer >
The toy rat terrier is a rare breed, however, theAKC website has a listing of breeders who breed toy rat terriers and standard size rat terriers. These breeders often have puppies available on a regular basis for potential pet owners.Full Answer >
Rats have thicker tails, larger heads and smaller ears than mice. Mice tend to weigh roughly 3.5 ounces, while rats weigh, on average, at least a pound. Rats also live roughly half a year longer than mice and have larger feces. The feces of a mouse are about the size of a rice grain. Rat droppings are the size of a raisin.Full Answer >