Is your Pet Rat Cool?
By Diana Davidson
If the environment is too hot, Rats can’t naturally cool themselves off. Rats cannot sweat like humans and they cannot pant like dogs. Therefore Rats are very sensitive to heat and humidity.
Rats are pretty comfortable in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s; many experience distress around 80-90’F and can die if left uncared for in this condition or if the temperature rises towards 100. Tailless rats and mice like it a tad cooler: 75-85 can be distressing with temperatures rising in the 90’s being deadly.