Black Rat / Roof Rat
Scientific Name: Rattus rattus
• 16.30cm – 24cm in length, with a tail longer than the body and the head.
• 150 – 200g in weight.
• They are known for the pointed nose and large ears.
• It takes about 3 weeks for the gestation period to be complete.
• It takes from 12 to 16 weeks for the black rat to reach its sexual maturity.
• It is rare to see these species around; they are usually located near ports.
• They are rarely burrowing and not often seen outdoors in Australia.
• They feeding habits are mainly moist fruits.
• They feed of 15g of food a day and drink 15ml.