Saturday, May 24, 2014

Weekly Rat Facts: Eye Color

Did you know that rats with pink, red, or dark ruby red eyes have a harder time seeing than rats with black eyes? You can see in this picture that Flower has really dark red eyes and  so she will sway back and forth when she is looking at something in order to see it better. 

I hardly ever see my black eyed rats swaying back and forth because they can see better than pink or red eyed rats. 

So if you see a rat swaying back and forth, now you know why.


  1. Ooh, it's Flower, my favorite. I've learned something today, Mary. :)

  2. That makes me wonder if albino animals (who usually have pink eyes) have trouble seeing?

  3. I knew they had different colors from here, the first looks like a demon rat lol

  4. I remember you mentioning that. I wonder if it's the same for mice. I don't recall my girlies doing that.

  5. makes a lot of sense. The tiniest imperfection in an eye can cause very bad vision in a creature.


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