Rodent OF Brant’s whistling rat Facts And images

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Rodent OF Brant’s whistling rat

  • Length: 2.5-16.5 cm
  • Tail: 7.5-10.5 cm
  • Weight: 85-125 g(3-4 oz)
  • Socialunit: Group
  • Status: Leastconcern

Rodent OF Brant’s whistling rat Also knownas the Karoo rat from its arid, rocky, saltbush habitat, this wary, diurnalspecies feeds on grass and other low-growing vegetation. It never wanders farfrom its extensive tunnel system, which can be accessed via numerous entrances.If danger threatens, it whistles loudly to warn other members of the colony. Infavourable conditions, it can breed up to 4 times a year, females producing upto 4 young in each litter. Offspring mature quickly and are capable of breedingthemselves when about 3 months old. Brants’s whistling rat has a reddish orangenose and small yellow ears. The fur is patchy yellow and brown-black, withgrey-white underparts.

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