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Rats and Mice

Facts and vocabulary about Rats and mice

What is the breeding age of a rat A hundred days
Newborn Rats and Mice are called this Pinkies
When Pinkies start getting fur their called Fuzzys
Baby Rats and Mice are called Pups
Dexterous Skillful
Fomite A non living thing that can harbor diseases (Ex. Wood, Door knobs, Telephones etc...)
Vector A living object that can harbor dieseases (Ex. Mice, Rats, People etc...)
Mouse Mus muscules
Genus name of a rat Rattus
Species name of a rat Norvegicus
Estivation To go into a deep sleep when temperatures get to high
Hibernation To go into a deep sleep when temperatures get to low
Gestation period of a rat/mouse 21 days +/-
Estrous cycle 4 to 5 days
Created by: wl1394