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Brief Summary

    Bush rat: Brief Summary
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    For the African bush rats, see Aethomys.

    The bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) is a small Australian nocturnal animal. It is an omnivore and one of the most common indigenous species of rats on the continent, found in many heathland areas of Victoria and NSW.

Comprehensive Description

Life Expectancy

    Lifespan, longevity, and ageing
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    Maximum longevity: 5.3 years (captivity) Observations: Weaned animals live about one year, but there is a field record of 3.8 years and a laboratory record of 5.3 years (Taylor and Calaby 1988).