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WOODRAT

 

Other Names: Packrat, Traderat

 

Earning its nickname "packrat,"  this rodent is particularly fond of shiny objects and will drop whatever it's carrying to take the trinket instead.  Woodrats gnaw on fruit trees, furniture, mattress bedding, wires, conduits and paper products in the home. They can cause serious financial loss for farmers and homeowners.

 

 

 

Facts

Description   |   Reproduction   |   Diet   |   Habitat

 

Description of the Woodrat

 

Scientific Name:

Neotoma SPP. meaning “rodent that cuts with its teeth”

Color:

Ranges – brown, gray, black

Weight:

10-16 ounces; same size as Norway Rat

Length:

7 inches

Tail Length:

7 inches; shorter than the body

Body:

Thick, rounded body; professionals describe as a “giant hamster”; very long, soft, fine fur

Ears:

Large ears

Eyes:

Bulging black eyes

Lifespan:

3 years

Droppings:

½ inch long; oval shaped; found in piles

 

 

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Reproduction of the Woodrat

 

Litter Size:

2-4 pups per litter

No. of Litters:

1-4 per year

Sexual Maturity:

2-3 months

Gestation Period:

38 days; slow population growth

Breeding Season:

Outdoors:  Spring

 

 

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Diet of the Woodrat

 

Daily Amount:

0.1-2 ounces

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Daily Water:

1-2 ounces

Daily Food:

 

 

 

 

 

Seeds, vegetation, nuts, berries, twigs, insects, small mammals, birds; Woodrats nesting inside homes often continue to feed outside.

 

 

 

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Habitat of the Woodrat

 

Geography:

Throughout US, although absent from New England & Great Lakes states

Nest Location:

Stick “houses” under porches, inside sheds, attics, soffits, hard to reach wall & ceiling voids; similar to roof rats

Home Range:

¾ of an acre

Active Periods:

Nocturnal; but common to see juveniles during the daytime

 

 

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