Tuesday, May 10, 2011


House Mouse, Mus DomesticusSmall rodent with grey/ brown fur usually less than 90 mm in total length and weighing less than 20 grams. Colour is generally uniformed with the belly being slightly lighter and the tail typically about 75% of the length of the body.

Mice are omnivorous and are good at adapting to local environments eat cereals, seeds etc, they consume an average of 2-3 grams of food per day. Whilst they will drink free water they can in many cases survive without it, obtaining sufficient moisture from their food.

Mice will typically live up to 1 year, reach sexual maturity in 6 weeks and can have as many as 8 litters
per annum with the average liter size being about 5.


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