(Male & Female differance's, Pregnant rat, baby care info & more)
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The information is not necessarily to help breeders breed.
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Colors & Markings Male/Female differences & Sexing info Pre-Breeding info Pregnancy Info Baby Info
Rats have all sorts of colors and markings. It can be quite difficult to try to compare pictures and descriptions to your rat, since some of the colors look almost exactly the same. For pet rat owners it isn't all that important to know the exact term or color for what kind of rat you have, you can do your best at guessing.
Different rat shows and organizations have different qualifications to just what the patterns or colors have to look like to be considered "Show quality."
Non show quality rats are referred to as "pet quality."
Different countries have different names and standards for colors and markings as well.
Below are general descriptions to help the average pet owner.