What does the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) drink?
The Brown Rat, common on all continents except Antarctica, is an omnivore, eating almost anything.
The Brown Rat drinks water. It needs to keep hydrated, especially in summer. It drinks freshwater, not salt water.
It drinks, on average, 57 grams (2 ounces) of water per day. This is about a quarter of a cup of water.
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