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What would you call a baby rat?

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W. Kaye

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Answered Oct 12, 2020

Baby rats are called kittens or Pups. Some people even call them pinkies. Although the name kitten seems to be reserved for small cats, baby rats are called by the same name. Rats is the term used to describe a group of mammals which have small size.

Though they are called rats, then they are not rats like the name suggests. They are kangaroos. These animals, called rats, have their own types of names; for instance, the male rats are called bucks while female adults are called does. The female adults that have mated are called dams.

Rats are generally believed to be creatures capable of doing severe harm to people’s items, which includes foodstuffs, clothing materials, and so on. Rats possess unusual names. However, their babies are called kittens, pups, and pinkies. The name pinkies are because they appear in pink coloration when they are born.

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M. Gomez

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Answered Sep 30, 2020

This may come as a surprise to a lot of people but you would call baby rats as kittens. Some would even call them as pups. Kittens may be reserved for small cats but it seems that if you would like to call small rats, you would use the same term.

Rats are normally considered to be creatures that will do a lot of bad things to people’s items. You should remember that rats will always have unusual names. If you would like to know how to call baby mice, you would call them “does.” Some would also call males as “bucks.” Some of the babies are also called “pinkies” because they are very pink when they are born.

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D. Gray

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Answered Sep 28, 2020

Pup is the correct answer to this question. Baby rats are often called kittens. Rats are terms that are used to describe a number of mammals that are small. Those animals that are called rats could not even be rats to be called it. One example is the kangaroo rats in North America.

They are called rats, but as the name suggests, they are not rats; they are kangaroos. For the animals that are rats, they have their own types of names. For example, male rats are bucks. Female adult rats that aren't mated are does, while those that are mated are dams.

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M. Jabrowsky

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Answered Sep 28, 2020

Baby rats are generally referred to as pups. Sometimes they are also called pinkies or kitten. If you are writing and you need to include a baby rat in your sentence, you can just say, "Wow, look at that good looking little pup. The gestation period in rat lasts up to about 21 to 23 days.

While the entire labor or childbirth process only lasts for about an hour or two. Pups are born hairless and a hundred percent dependent on their mother since they are born with a physical disability such as blindness and deafness.

They begin to have hair and start seeing and hearing around two weeks after birth. The female rat, also known as the doe, usually give birth to litters around six kitten or even more. The more litters she has, the higher the number of babies in each litter. Rats are thin tailed mammalian animals.

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Cesar H. Pablo

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Answered Sep 23, 2020

The baby rat can be called a pup or a kitten. When someone says a “mischief of kittens,” they refer to a group of baby rats, not cute, cuddly baby cats. Sometimes they are also known as pinkies. The rat gestation period lasts for 21 to 23 days, and the entire labor and birthing process only lasts about two hours, and baby rats are hairless when they are born.

The average size of litter for wild baby rats is four to eight kittens or pups. Healthy, well cared for pet rats typically have litter sizes at the top end of this range, or even higher. Female rats can deliver up to 12 liters per year.

These females can start to have children as early as when they are five weeks old. Mother rats have 12 nipples, which makes them an easy food source for baby rats.

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E. Jonathan

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Answered Sep 20, 2020

This may seem like a surprising thing to some people, but you should realize that there are terms that are used to call baby rats, and they are even changed according to their gender. Male rats are called bucks, while female rats are called does.

It is even surprising for some people that a group of rats is called a mischief. This term may have stemmed probably because rats are known to make a lot of mischiefs, especially when they are together. Some rats will be able to destroy certain items in a flash.

The infant or baby rats are called pups or kittens, which may be very confusing for some people because kittens are normally associated with cats, and puppies are normally connected to dogs.

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Cesar H. Pablo

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Answered Sep 20, 2020

The correct answer to this question is Pup. They can also be referred to as kittens. A rat can be a term used to describe many small mammals, who aren't even true rats. For example, in North America, rats can be referencing packs of kangaroo rats. When it comes to adult rats, they all have their own names. Bucks is the term referring to male rats.

The correct answer to this question is Pup. They can also be referred to as kittens. A rat can be a
Adult female rats have two names to them. If they are unmated, they are called does. If they are mated and pregnant, they are called dams. If there is a group of rats, they are called a mischief.

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E. Dixon

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Answered Mar 18, 2020

Have you ever wondered what a baby rat is called? This is something that people can become curious about. The baby rat is actually called a pup. It can make the rat seem like a very cute creature. A lot of people think that rats do look cute when they are still young, although they can be very problematic when they grow older. A group of rats will be called “mischief.”

Have you ever wondered what a baby rat is called? This is something that people can become curious
This is possible because of the things that a group of rats can do, especially when they become bigger and wiser. Rats are known to be intelligent creatures. They are able to come up with some strategies that other animals will fail to think about.

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D. Peter

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Answered Mar 12, 2020

A lot of people may be surprised to know that there are different names that can be used to call rats. It can be fun but you should realize that infant rats are called kittens. This is a bit funny there are also some people who are called pups. Even rats are called differently depending on their gender.

A lot of people may be surprised to know that there are different names that can be used to call
For example, male rats are called bucks while female rats are called does. It is best to remember that rats normally live with other people or they live near people because they would need food from other people in order to survive. Remember that rats are considered to be very opportunistic.

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L. Liliass

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Answered Sep 19, 2017

The term "rat" is also used in the names of other small mammals which are not true rats. Examples include the North American pack rats, a number of species loosely called kangaroo rats, and others. Male rats are called bucks, unmated females are called does, pregnant or parent females are called dams, and infants are called kittens or pups.

The term
A group of rats is referred to as a mischief. The common species are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans; therefore, they are known as commensals. They may cause substantial food losses, especially in developing countries.

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tiggerr129

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Answered Aug 22, 2017

Pup
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