Pest Control Service The Norway Rat is a large Rodent. Males are larger than females. They live ditches, basements, sewers, old buildings, barns, dumps, woods, fields, ponds and marshes. They always found near water. They are very good swimmers and climbers. They will eat just about anything. Natural foods include seeds, grains, fruits, stems, leaves, nectar, flowers, roods, bark, wood sap, insects, spiders, crayfish, earthworms, frogs, salamanders, fish, lizards, birds, eggs and fungus. These are very good at catching fish with their paws. They will also eat dead animals.LIFE CYCLE
The Norway Rat female producing up to five litters a year. The gestation period varies from 21 to 23 days and the number of young from 2 to 14, averaging seven or eight, by birth they are blind, naked and helpless. Ears and tail are bald. They are heary & thick body, blunt nose. The fur is coarse and usually brown or dark grey. They grow rapidly. Their eyes open in 14-17 days and they are weaned 3 to 4 weeks old.
The body upto 20-25 cm long and the tail length is 18 to 25 cm. The male weight averages 350 grms and the female weight average 250 grms.
The Maximum lifespan of Norway Rat about 2-3 Years.