Did you know?
The two official correct terms for baby rats are "pups" which is commonly used in the American Rat Fancy or "kittens" which is more commonly used in the UK and Australian Rat Fancies. A male rat is called a buck. A female is called a doe, or sometimes a queen. A newborn baby with no hair, until their eyes open, is called a pinky. A baby whose eyes are open, up to 8 weeks of age, is called a pup, or kitten. A group of rats is popularly referred to as "a mischief of rats."