During the Pliocene period some three million years ago, there lived a bull-sized rodent in what is now South America. A new study suggests these creatures used their 11-inch (30 cm) long incisors for more than just eating, using them like tusks to defend themselves and for digging food.
This video shows a variety of rodents running on top of a spinning turntable, and it looks like they are having fun. If I was a rodent—maybe my ancestors were—I would enjoy this much better than the wheel.
Only in Canada could a lost beaver create a traffic hazard.
If you've ever thought hamsters live the good life — bottled water at the ready, a steady diet of food pellets, exercise wheel in the bedroom — then La Villa Hamster is for you. This quirky hotel outfits each room with beds of organic hay and giant hamster wheels.
After 113 years in hiding, the red crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) has appeared once again and posed for its first ever photographs.
There was a coyote running around downtown Chicago this weekend. Normally that'd be cause for concern, but in this case it's a GPS-outfitted coyote released by the city to eat rats and stuff. They promise it won't eat your kids!
Bangladesh has a disgusting rat problem: It imports 3 million tons of food a year, and rats destroy 1.5-2 million tons of it. So the government made killing rats a legit sport, with prizes.
For 200,000 years, life has flourished deep inside the crater of Mount Bosavi in complete isolation. Now a team of scientists has found it teeming with hairy caterpillars, fanged frogs, and the largest rats ever recorded.
Most hamsters are content to hang out on a wheel all day. The intrepid prefer a ball. But the truly courageous, they long to go where no hamster has gone before.
Just listen to this announcer. Have you ever heard someone so happy, nay, spiritually fulfilled over rodent control? We're pretty sure he was paid to do this voice over for the Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap, a $100 mini chamber that electrocutes 150 mice per set of batteries, but we're also pretty sure that…
Did you know that in addition to cheese, peanut butter and small children, rats also enjoy dining on fiber optic cable?