Kangaroo Rat


The Kangaroo Rat is found in North America, with a large 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 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.