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How big do dwarf get rats (both buck and doe) and has there been any notices of temperament change in general?
Does anyone on this forum own a dwarf?
 

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From what I understand, it's just a genetic mutation and they act and look just like small rats.. I'm not positive on the temperaments, but I assume they are the same.
 

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They have had issues with handleability with dwarf's but there are some breeders working on it.

No idea on longevity.

Do you have genetic dwarves or just really small rats?
 

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Annie, who I just adopted (she's a retired breeder), is a genetic dwarf. The rattery specializes in them. She is full grown and has had 2 litters, but she doesn't even weigh close to 200 grams. She also has that "classic" shorter, thinner tail. She is my first dwarf ever...that's why I was asking about dwarfs before I adopted her. She's very sweet, we just need to work on her handleability a little more.
 
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