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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy104 View Post
    I can see them now

    OMG I so miss having ratties.
    They are really lovely x

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    We just call them fancy rats over here, but as William said they are from rattus norvegicus which we usually call a brown rat in the uk, but norway rat is another name.

    Roof rats are called Black rats here, rattus rattus.

    Dumbo rats are the same as normal fancy rats they just have a recessive gene which alteres the ear shape.

    Its hard to tell from the picks as on my screen they possibly look Champagne, but if they are just white then they are Pink Eyed White.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy104 View Post
    We just call them fancy rats over here, but as William said they are from rattus norvegicus which we usually call a brown rat in the uk, but norway rat is another name.

    Roof rats are called Black rats here, rattus rattus.

    Dumbo rats are the same as normal fancy rats they just have a recessive gene which alteres the ear shape.
    Yeah we call them those names too, but I found it confused people too much so I switched to other common names that we call them (they go by so many!) xD

    it especially confused my family because my roof (black) rats are more brown colored while my norway (brown) rat was mostly black with white, so they kept accidentally thinking their species name was the opposite lol. Cant say I blamed them!

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