In Bangladesh, bandicoot rats cached up to 18 kg of wheat in one burrow system (Poche et al.
Outside Pakistan burrowing and hoarding by bandicoot rats have been reported from many habitats in India and Bangladesh, and these studies are summarized in Table II.
The collected animals included greater bandicoot rats (Bandicota indica), Savile's bandicoot rats (B.
indica bandicoot rats (isolate PYA5), the most commonly found rats in the village and the small mammals with the highest densities of L.
2004), while the ancestor of bandicoot rats
was probably also more arboreal, because bandicoot rats
, along with Nesokia, are the most specialized burrowers in their family, and perhaps the least arboreal.
The bandicoot rats
, after moving inside the crop fields, burrow extensively with the result that a large number of holes are dug.
Just before harvest, bandicoot rats invade fields of rice 1 or 2 weeks before harvest (after draining out last irrigation water) and quickly establish burrow systems, while in wheat crop, after 3-4 weeks of sowing, move to the interior of the field from the dikes (Chakraborty, 1977; Poche et al.
1982), it was concluded that there were 143 bandicoot rats on 1.
For this purpose, fifteen bandicoot rats were captured with live traps from poultry farms of Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Pakistan and examined for presence of bacterial species.
Fifteen bandicoot rats were captured through live traps from poultry farms of Rawalpindi/ Islamabad, Pakistan and immediately transported to Poultry Research Institute, Rawalpindi.
The bandicoot rats inhabited grassy and damp banks of the irrigation ditches, while the gerbils confined themselves to the patches of scrublands that existed in the study block or close to it.
From 6665 trap nights, 689 animals belonging to the lesser bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis), house mouse (Mus musculus), metad or soft-furred field rat, (Millardia meltada) and Indian gerbil (Tatera indica) were caught; the overall trap success for the fields under sugarcane, fodders, cotton, wheat and vegetables were 16.