How to tell a young rats age?

How to tell a young rats age?

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Prospect Park, PA

#1 Apr 22, 2010
I am interested in a rat that is young but the petsmart that has him don't know his actual age.
He is about 4-5inches long from his nose to the base of his tail. He is a hairless. Does anyone have a guess at how old he might be? I have a hairless that I want to introduce him to and he is about 6-7months old.
Thank you

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Apr 26, 2012
Petsmart is a really bad place to get your rat. They really could careless and never handle their rats enough. Try looking for a breeder, most of the time they are less expensive AND handled much more. They will be more sociable and tame, all around wonderful.

Wiggins, CO

#3 Jul 25, 2012
i got a rat a couple weeks ago from pet city and i want to find out how old he is. he's about 8 1/2 inches long including the tail.

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