Depending on species, lineage, and whether or not they are captive, rats live between one and four years. The average pet rat lives two or three years, while wild rats rarely live past one year. Pet rats from certain lin... More »

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 i... More »

Dumbo rats are a breed of domesticated Norwegian rat that, like other rats, have an average lifespan of two years and a maximum life expectancy of seven years with excellent care. The Dumbo gene, responsible for the bree... More »

Dumbo rats are a breed of domesticated Norwegian rat that, like other rats, have an average lifespan of two years and a maximum life expectancy of seven years with excellent care. The Dumbo gene, responsible for the bree... More »

There are different species of hamsters that originate from different parts of the world. Hamsters usually live in burrows that they build themselves. A hamster cage has to be comfortable, dry and located away from noise... More »

Domestic hamsters generally have a lifespan of 2 to 3 years. However, factors such as breed and living conditions contribute to the overall lifespan of a hamster. More »

Woodchucks tend to live up to four or five years, according to the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Woodchucks do have some predators they must look out for, such as hawks, dogs, owls, foxes, bobcats and humans. More »

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