White-Throated Woodrat

(Also known as)

the Packrat

Tucson's Woodrat

Mating Season: 

January - August

 

Mating Preferences: 

(polygynandrous) 

 

Gestation period: 

1 month

 

Birth Period: 

February - September

 

Litters per Year: 

2

 

# of Young Born: 

2 - 6

 

Raising the Young: 

They are weaned at 2 months

 

Behavior: 

Nocturnal and solitary, although may share a large nest site with other packrats over several generations. Packrats collect items from their environment (leaves, bones, stool from other animals) and add them to their nests (this species particularly loves shiny articles - coins, keys, spoons). By urinating on their nests, packrats seal the items together with crystallized amber cement.

 

Territory: 

Size of a Football field

 

Diet: 

(Herbivores) 

dines on fruit, seeds and other foliage.

 

Life Expectancy: 

2 years

 

Fun Fact: 

There are 22 species of Woodrats with 8 that reside in Arizona.

(*see below)

 

*Mexican woodrat

*Desert woodrat

*Arizona woodrat

*White throated woodrat

*Stephans woodrat

*Dusky footed woodrat

*White toothed woodrat

*North American woodrat

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P.O. Box 91934

Tucson, AZ 85752

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