Kangaroo Rats are solitary animals and live in burrow and in territories that they defend. They use their powerful hind legs to kick sand at and attack trespassers. The sand technique is also used when fleeing from predators. They do have numerous natural predators including Coyotes, Snakes, and Owls.
Females may have three litters a year, and the overall life expectancy is between two and five years. Kangaroo Rats are not currently threatened.