Plains Rats / Kangaroo Rats
$120 per pair
The Plains Rat is a small rodent with thick, soft, silver-grey fur above; white to cream underneath; and with relatively large ears. This species grows to 14 cm long and weighs up to 80 g. Its tail is brown to grey and grows to 12 cm long and ends in a white tip.
Plains Rats are very easy to keep, will accept most commercial rodent foods and fresh vegetables, they drink very little and have almost no odour.
They are best kept in a large glass aquarium or reptile enclosure, a rodent cage is not ideal. The enclosure must be tightly sealed with fine aviary mesh.