An average adult house mouse weighs between 17 and 25 grams, or .03 to .05 pounds. They are about 169 millimeters or a little over 6.5 inches in length.Know More
Mice have short hair and large, hairless ears that are generally brown. Mice usually have a yellow colored flank, black or grey under fur, and may be speckled. They have long tails with a brown-black tip, and the tail is paler on the underside. The tips of their toes are generally white.
While mice can be found throughout the United States, they are not native. They likely came over on boats and settled in seaports with early immigrants.Learn more about Rodents
A baby mouse is called a mouse pup or a pinky. The term pup is more commonly used. The term pinky is typically used to refer to baby mice that are sold as feed for pet reptiles.Full Answer >
A common house mouse can run as fast as 7.5 to 8 mph. Such speeds would be equivalent to a 5-foot 10-inch human being running more than 160 mph.Full Answer >
A house mouse that is a pet has an average life span of about two years. There have been mutant and calorie-restricted mice in captivity that have lived for up to five years.Full Answer >
Mice exhibit a wide range of both physical and behavioral adaptations, depending on their environment. Some examples are thicker coats for cold weather and changes in coat color to blend into environments.Full Answer >