Rodent Reproduction

Rodent Reproduction

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Rodent Reproduction

Spotting one rodent usually indicates many more to be found.
Rodents reproduce at an extremely fast rate.
The rodents below breed year-round assuming conditons are suitable.

Brown Rat

The Brown rat, also known as the Norway rat, can produce 84 offspring within 1 year!
Their gestation period is only 21 days and they reach sexual maturity within 5 weeks.
Their lifespan is about 2 years in the wild.

Roof Rat

The Roof rat, also known as the Black rat, can produce 48 offspring within 1 year. 
Their gestation period is around 23 days and they reach sexual maturity within 2-5 months. 
Their lifespan is only about 1 year.

House Mouse

The House mouse can also produce 48 offsrping within 1 year.
Their gestation period is only about 20 days and they reach sexual maturity within 6-8 weeks.
Their lifespan is only about 1 year.
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