- Colour: Brown or grey
- Size: From 150 mm to 170 mm long, including tail.
- Description: Have oversize ears relative to body size, and a long tail.
Mice are hardy creatures that are found in nearly every country and type of terrain. They can live in forests, grasslands and man-made structures easily. Mice typically make a burrow underground if they live out in the wild. Their burrow helps protect them from predators.
Mice like to eat fruits, seeds and grains. They are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and meat, and the common house mice will eat just about anything it can find. In fact, if food is scarce, mice will even eat each other.
MICE LIFE CYCLE
Females go into heat for 4 to 5 days. Once pregnant, rodents give birth after three weeks. Litters consist of 5 to 8 pups, and females can reproduce up to 10 times per year. At the start of the mouse life cycle, newborns are hairless and blind.
THREE COMMON MICE
- Deer Mice
- Field Mice
- House Mice