Giant water rats are strict vegetarians and can obtain their food from both land and water. They push aquatic plants into their mouths with their front paws to eat. These animals consume approximately 25 percent of their own weight in food in a day.
If disturbed, they can quickly flee to the nearest water and stay underwater for several minutes until the danger has passed.
They scratch continuously after getting out of the water to spread the oil on their bodies evenly, making their fur waterproof.
What do they eat?
Vegetables and fruits. We give carrots and cucumbers at feeding times.