They are common in every city: rats and mice. They are the followers of people par excellence. These rodents know better than anyone how to benefit from an environment dominated by humans. Because where there are people, food, shelter, and protection against predators are often to be found.
One of the rodents within Tapijn can also regularly be seen walking about during the day: the brown rat. The wood mouse, however, of which Tapijn houses many, is not a common sight. In part because of its size, but mainly because it is active at night and usually hides in the undergrowth.

In addition to these two well-known rodents, Tapijn also has the largest rodent in Europe: the beaver. There is no lodge within the Tapijn grounds, but beavers visit almost daily (or nightly) in spring, looking for tasty snacks.