Nearly 40% of mammal species are rodents, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks and beavers, among others.
Bushy-Tailed Woodrat has a habit of stealing shiny objects. Learn more about this creature at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Northern Red-Backed Vole
Northern Red-Backed Vole are popular prey for weasels and other small carnivores. Learn more facts at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Red Squirrels make a lot of racket. Learn more about them at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Black Bears have extremely keen sense of smell. Learn more about the black bear at HowStuffWorks. See more »
The white-footed mouse is a nocturnal mouse often seen climbing in trees. Learn about this skillful mouse at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Black-Footed Ferret is classified as a rodent. Learn more about the black-footed ferret at HowStuffWorks. See more »
The Ultimate Rodent Quiz
A rodent is a swift-breeding, little mammal that gnaws. Take this quiz to learn more about rodents, which include rats, mice, squirrels and chipmunks. See more »
Rodent Image Gallery
Rodents range from beavers to red squirrels and guinea pigs. Learn all about rodents by checking out these rodent pictures. See more »
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Porcupine quills are the main source of defense for these prickly rodents. Learn how porcupine quills are impaled into predators and clueless pets.
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Can I catch plague from a prairie dog?
Prairie dog plague has killed a huge percentage of the prairie dog population. Learn why prairie dog plague is a serious threat, and if you'll catch it.
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