Lesser bamboo rat

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Lesser bamboo rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Rhizomyinae
Species : Cannomys badius


The Lesser bamboo rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the lesser bamboo rat
A young / baby of a lesser bamboo rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A lesser bamboo rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
Lesser bamboo rat

Adult weight : 0.65 kg (1.43 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 5 years

Gestation : 42 days

Weaning : 61 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.007 kg (0.0154 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.344 kg (0.7568 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the lesser bamboo rat

The Lesser Bamboo Rat is more variable in its habitat, living in grassy areas, forests, and sometimes gardens, and eats a wider variety of vegetation.

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