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Test your ratty knowledge

1. The Latin name for the Fancy Rat is ?
a) Rattus Rattus
b) Rattus Domesticus
c) Rattus Norvegicus
d) Rattus Familiaris

2. Rats with large, low-set ears are known as ?
a) Dumbo Rats
b) Big-eared Rats
c) Jumbo Rats
d) Rex Rats

3. Mycoplasmosis is ?
a) A respiratory disease common in rats
b) A liver disease common in rats
c) A skin condition common in rats
d) A parasite found on rats

4. One good type of litter for your rat cage is ?
a) Clay based cat litter
b) Pine shavings
c) Cedar shavings
d) Paper based cat litter

5. Rats should be kept ?
a) On their own
b) In mixed sex groups
c) In single sex groups

6. The average lifespan of fancy rats in the UK is ?
a) Around 18 months
b) Around 2 years
c) Around 3 years
d) Around 4 years

7. A rat can become pregnant from the age of ?
a) Five weeks
b) Seven weeks
c) Two months
d) Three months

8. Which children's author had his/her own pet rat?
a) Enid Blyton
b) A A Milne
c) Kenneth Graham
d) Beatrix Potter

9. Rats have four incisor teeth, but how many molars?
a) None
b) Four
c) Eight
d) Twelve

10. Which Hindu god is associated with rats?
a) Shiva
b) Ganesh
c) Krishna
d) Vishnu

11. The average number of rat kittens born in a litter is ?
a) Six
b) Eight
c) Ten
d) Twelve

12. Female rats are generally ?
a) More lively than male rats
b) Less lively than male rats
c) Just the same as male rats

13. Rats are ?
a) Omnivores
b) Herbivores
c) Insectivores
d) Carnivores

14. Fancy rats should generally be picked up ?
a) By the tail
b) With a hand around the body
c) By the scruff of the neck
d) With gloves on

15. Porphyrin is ?
a) A chemical poisonous to rats
b) A red discharge which can come from a rats eyes or nose
c) An antibiotic used to treat eye infections
d) A treatment for mites

16. Downunder rats are so-called because ?
a) They have a stripe down their underside
b) They were first bred in Australia
c) Both of the above

17. Female rats come into heat approximately every ?
a) Evening
b) Three days
c) Five days
d) Seven days

18. Male rats are usually ?
a) Larger than female rats
b) Smaller than female rats
c) The same size as female rats

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