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Old 09-24-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default How long do rats sleep?

How many hours in a 24 hour period does a rat sleep?

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: How long do rats sleep?

I'd think it'd really depend both on the rat & it's environment.

There's a study that was conducted here:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_o ... archtype=a

They found them to be 76% asleep & 24% awake during a 24hr period.



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Old 09-24-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: How long do rats sleep?

The only "references" i can give you is my rats. It would follow what the previous poster said. They do sleep a majority of the time. Most active at night of course. They prefer to sleep most of the day, but are up a couple times eating, drinking and grooming. Their most active times are around early morning and late at night.

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
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Their most active times are around early morning and late at night.
Yes! Rats are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk (early morning & late at night)
Those times would be your best bet to play with a happy and fully energized rat.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:06 PM   #5
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My rat's are awake early in the a.m and later at night.

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Great, thankyou!



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