Asked by: Liguang Rusevasked in category: General Last Updated: 25th February, 2020
How big is a black rat?
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Similarly one may ask, can a rat be black?
A typical adult black rat is 12.75 to 18.25 cm (5.02-7.19 in) long, not including a 15 to 22 cm (5.9-8.7 in) tail, and weighs 75 to 230 Gramms, depending on its subspecies. Despite its name, the black rat exhibits several colour forms. It is usually black to light brown in colour with a lighter underside.
Secondly, what does a black rat look like? Black rat: slender body; large thin ears; pointed nose; tail longer than head +body.
Accordingly, what is the average size of a rat?
What is the difference between a brown rat and a black rat?
The brown rat is up to 40 cm in length, with a tail shorter than the head and body. It has a blunt nose, small ears and a thicker body when compared to the Black Rat (Rattus rattus).