How Long Does a Rat Live for?

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A well kept pet rat can live for up to 4 years. Female rats generally live for three years while male rats live for two years. The world record for the longest living rat is held by a rat called Rodney which lived for 7 years and 4 months.
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The average lifespan of a rat is 2 to 3 years. However, this is only a rough average - selective breeding, disease resistance and diet can all influence the longevity of your rat.
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If you are talking about domestic rats, about 2-3 years, depending on how well you take care of it. Mine is pushing a year and a half.
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