The Kangaroo Rat is found in North America, with a large Diet
percentage living in the desert regions of Southwestern
United States and parts of Mexico. The region which
they live in is dependent on the species of rat.
Kangaroo Rats feed mostly on grass seeds, but will also Habitat
eat leaves, stems and sometimes fruit if available. They
have pouches on the sides of their mouths that can be
used for carrying food.
The habitat of the Kangaroo Rat differs depending on the
area of North America that it lives. They tend to live in
arid, open areas and only go out at night when the
temperatures are cooler.
Approximate weight of a Kangaroo Rat:
1.25 oz - 6.25 oz.
Approximate height of a Kangaroo Rat:.
Length can be from 4 - 16 inches depending on age and
species but usually are from 10 - 13 inches.
Kangaroo Rats can have as many as 3 litters of about 2 -
5 young per year.