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Baby Bamboo Rat

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Baby Bamboo Rat

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Postby Juska » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:05 pm

Looks like a tiny beaver!
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Postby Ash » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:01 pm

It's so cute! I never knew this kind of animal existed.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:42 pm

They are interesting. The big teeth are because they live mostly underground in the wild eating roots and tubers and they really do eat a lot of bamboo but this kind has a more varied diet than the others that mostly eat bamboo. Cool to find someone who bred one successfully. Like most rats they are considered pests in their native areas, so people don't generally think about keeping them. Plus they have litters of ONE which usually goes hand in hand with being more difficult to successfully breed in captivity.

They remind me a bit of cloud rats except cloud rats are the opposite and live mostly in trees.
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Postby Trefoil » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:14 pm

Aww. Hopefully they have a (much) longer lifespan than a regular rat. I just can't handle something that only lasts 4-5 years.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Yeah the oldest was 13.5 years on record in human care.
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Postby Juska » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:24 pm

Wow. I wish fancy rats lived that long.

You'd think with them being a "pest" type of animal in its native area, and due to its size, that they'd eat them or something. Like Guinea Pigs kinda. People raise those in apartments and eat them :O
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:45 pm

Oh, seems you're right, and apparently they can cure baldness, lol

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... China.html

Though raising instead of taking from the wild for that seems to be new and they are talking the larger species.
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Postby TexasYankee » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:28 pm

Baby animals are usually adorable, and this is no exception. Still, the only rodents I want are Prairie dogs, rats, chipmunks/ground squirrels, pocket gophers, and the ones that either jump (springhares, jerboas, kangaroo rats, Malagasy giant jumping rat if that ever became possible) or glide (flying squirrels and anomalures). Other rodents are mostly cute, but when I weigh their care requirements against how much I actually want them I think "eh; I'll pass on this one."
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Re: Baby Bamboo Rat

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Re: Baby Bamboo Rat

Postby pat » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:03 am

what a cute little guy.
do all rat's teeth look like that?
all I have seen is the wild rats.
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Postby Ana » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:36 am

Omg, adorable AND that lifespan! Sign me up! <3
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Re: Baby Bamboo Rat

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:40 pm

Most do. There's extra iron in the enamel and something that dyes them that color.

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