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Trained Rats

Humans Have Trained Rodents to Sniff Out Land Mines in Vietnam.

African giant pouched rats, large, cat-sized rodents native to central Africa, have poor vision but an exceptional sense of smell. But did you know that humans use rodents to sniff out land mines in Vietnam? In Vietnam, humans have trained rats to detect land mines. Rodent Super Sniffers This makes them ideal candidates for sniffing …

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Rat Jaw

A Rat’s Jaws are Built Like an Alligator’s. They Can Exert Up to 7,000 Pounds of Force per Square Inch. They Can Quickly Bite Down to the Human Bone.

When it comes to scaring people, rats rank right up there with snakes and spiders. Most people would scream if they saw a beady-eyed, yellow-toothed rat scuttling across the basement floor or darting down a city sidewalk. But did you know how powerful a rat’s jaw is? Rat jaws are similar to alligator jaws in …

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Hamster Wheel in the Wild

Will Rodents Use Mouse Wheels When Left in the WIld?

A mouse wheel is a device created for hamsters and other rodents to allow these animals to exercise in limited living environments. It was explicitly designed for domesticated hamsters that serve as pets. But did you know that wheels also attract the attention of wild rodents? Researchers discovered that wild rodents utilized mouse wheels if …

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Naked Mole Rat

How Long Can a Naked mole-rat Survive Without Oxygen?

The most popular of the many types of mole rats, the naked mole rats are recognizable from their grayish-pink skin and massive incisors. In addition to that, they’re also one of the few animals that can live without oxygen for a relatively long period.  A naked mole-rat can survive without oxygen for 18 minutes by …

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Are the Rats in New York Different Based on Their Location?

New York City’s unsolvable rat infestation concern is an undeniable health hazard as rats are carriers of numerous zoonotic diseases. Regardless of the countless efforts of New York City to tackle their rodent problem, the rats persist, even producing subpopulations in distinct parts of the city. In a 2017 study, researchers have discovered the distinct …

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Meet Randy, the Guinea Pig that broke into the female enclosure at his Zoo, and impregnated around 100 females in 2014. He then became a father of around 400 babies.

Guinea pig to become father to 400 after breaking into female enclosure Staff at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire couldn’t understand why they suddenly had 100 pregnant guinea pigs on their hands – until they released one of the male rodents had managed to escape his enclosure and infiltrate the female-only enclosure. They noticed that …

Meet Randy, the Guinea Pig that broke into the female enclosure at his Zoo, and impregnated around 100 females in 2014. He then became a father of around 400 babies. Read More »