Meet Alveus' rats, Chips and Nilla, in this episode. Learn about the differences between rats and mice, many common misconceptions associated with rats, how rodenticides can lead to bioaccumulation and biomagnification, risks outdoor cats pose to rats, and what we can do to help.
Each episode of Animal Quest introduces you to an ambassador at Alveus and teaches you about them as well as their species as a whole. We'll look at their importance to the world around us, the risks and misconceptions their species faces, and what we can do to help them.
Chips Ahoy was bred as a feeder rat for snakes, but she will now live out her full life at Alveus.
She is an ambassador for how rodenticide use and outdoor cats affect all levels of wildlife.
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