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 female mouse is called a doe. Buck refers to a male mouse, and a baby mouse is called a pinky or kitten. A doe can become pregnant at six to eight weeks old.Full Answer >
To trap a mouse, place the trap in an area of the home where evidence of the rodent is present, and bait the trap with food. Release or dispose of mice after they are trapped, and reset the trap. Capturing a mouse may require several days.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 >