Rats and mice are competent climbers and can scale rough walls, pipe work, trees and vines,
and are even able to ‘tightrope-walk’ across cables and the like. Rats (especially Norway rats)
are very accomplished swimmers. They have a reputation of being able to negotiate the S-bends in toilets.

  • 1. Sight, poorly developed. They cannot determine images sharply.
  • 2. Smell, very keen. They use odour trails and can detect strange odours in foods.
  • 3. Taste, very keen. They can detect strange tastes and may associate ill feeling with certain
    tastes and/or smells in food.
  • 3. Hearing, very keen. Their hearing range extends in ultrasonic range.
  • 4. Touch, very keen