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I looked on a website that said the rat breeding process (or rat sex) takes anywhere freom 20 mins to one hour. Yet in a topic, I saw that it takes just two seconds! Elaborate?
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Well, the actual act does only take ~2 seconds. But there's elaborate courtship (sniffing, ear wiggling, etc.) and chasing that leads up to the act, so that's probably where they got the 20 mins to 1 hour figure.

The amount of time is also dependent on whether the other rat's scent is familiar - if the rats live in the same room but in separate cages, it'll probably happen more quickly than if they're complete strangers.
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