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Hey,

I am considering boys over girls as i have heard they are more laid back and not as scatty as girls, however i have also heard that boys are bigger than girls?

How much bigger are boys and how big are the average rat ?

thankyoo!! :D
 

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I've dude rats and lady rats, and I will back up that the boys can get much bigger than than the girls. My ladies have never reached the size of my original dudes, not even much.

I would estimate that a male rat can be about 1/3 larger than a female rat, but that's just an estimate. I'm not sure what the average rat size is, I'm sure someone else will be able to fill in that blank.
 

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They're much heavier, not just longer :) They have a much more hunched look to their backs, too.
 

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I think it depends on the rat, honestly. Two of my girls are a pound and a half!
 

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Thankyoo for the advice, I needed to know because i have a 36 by 12 inch cage and i have been told it is big enough for 2 rats as long as they get time out of it and plenty of exercise !!

But then i read that boys are generally larger:p

Cheers guys :)

I will be getting my two boys templeton and wilbur hopefully sometime soon

xxkeiraxx
 
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