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Also to know is, do rats prefer hot or cold?
However, in the summer if the weather is veryhotor if the winter is particularly cold and heatingis aproblem, rats can easily become too hot ortoocold, which can have a direct negative impact uponboththeir comfort and their health.
can rats be kept outside? The best spot for them will be: Indoors or inanenclosed, insulated outbuilding. Pet rats can'tliveoutside. Out of draughts anddirectsunlight.
Then, can rats survive in heat?
As nocturnal animals, rats haven't evolvedwiththe ability to endure excessively hot or humid temperatures;petrats thrive in temperatures between the low sixties andmidseventies. When exposed to greater heat for long periodsoftime, rats are in danger of heat stress,heatstroke, and even heart attacks.
Does cold weather kill rats?
Rats don't really like the coldweather,but they don't hibernate like some other small mammalsdo.Mice don't hibernate either. During the warmermonths, therats have everything they need in thegreatoutdoors.