Rats have a strange ability to fit into almost any hole. Even large rats can fit into tiny holes, making you wonder whether they have any bones at all. How could something fit into such tiny spaces otherwise?
The answer is yes, rats do have bones. The bones are not soft, they do not separate, and they are most certainly there. Yet they can still fit through tiny holes that seem much too small for their actual size, so how is that?
This ability that rats have is all about their shape and flexibility. These two things allow them to fit into most holes. It does not matter if the hole is much smaller than their body, they can still fit and move through it easily.
There is nothing special about the bones of rats. They are just bones. They are like the bones of any other animal, including humans. This does leave many questioning how, then, rats can move through tiny spaces. The truth is, it has nothing to do with the bones themselves. They are not soft and they do not separate. There is nothing unique about the bones. Any animal with a similar shape and flexibility can move through smaller spaces, too. They all have regular bones, with nothing odd about them at all.
The conical shape of rats is a major part of their ability to move through small areas. This allows them to fit into tight spaces, squeezing their bodies to fit sizes much smaller than them. There is also their flexibility. Rats have no problem moving and navigating tight spots because their bodies are so flexible. They are able to turn and get through areas with far greater ability. Rats are not the only animals like this, but they are one of the most troublesome. Several other similarly shaped animals have the flexibility to move through tight spots. Due to the already relative smallness of rats, though, they become a huge problem. If too many get in, they can pose a serious risk to your health and home. Do not underestimate them – not when they can get in almost anywhere in your home.
Rats do have bones, of course, and those bones are completely normal. It is their shape and flexibility that allows them to access nearly anywhere through tiny holes. They can squeeze into most spaces without having to struggle too much.
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