When Do Rats Leave The Nest?

Young rats will leave the nest at the age of about 3 months. This is shortly after they have learned, through imitation from their mother, what foods are good to eat. At 3 months, rats are mature enough to reproduce and travel alone.

All rats are nocturnal and will leave their nest from the start of dusk until dawn. If there is a burgeoning rat problem, you’ll see them scurrying across walls and fences, as well as running along the edges of buildings and floors during the day.

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