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AmoLaZucca

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Rat Terminology 101
« on: April 08, 2003, 01:40:24 PM »
I hear a lot of people call rats different things at different stages in the rat's lives.  People's terminology differs though, Ratling, Kitten, Pup etc.  Is there a proper terminology for rats from birth through adulthood?  Just curious, as usual.   ::)  

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Re:Rat Terminology 101
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2003, 01:50:47 PM »
Kitten or pup are the only "official" terms used to describe rat babies.  After they're done with the baby stage, it's does or bucks.  
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Re:Rat Terminology 101
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2003, 01:50:53 PM »
In the US, the rat babies are pups.  In the UK, it's kittens.  
Other non proper terms are rittens, ratlings, etc.
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Re:Rat Terminology 101
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2003, 07:47:34 AM »
Other non proper terms are rittens, ratlings, etc.

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Re:Rat Terminology 101
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2003, 07:51:57 AM »
pinkies, fuzzies, hoppers, etc...
small, medium, large...

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Re:Rat Terminology 101
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2003, 08:21:41 AM »
Ratlets!    :BlueDumboSmile:
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Re:Rat Terminology 101
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2003, 08:37:37 AM »
Erasers!  :BlueDumboSmile:
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