Q:

What do baby mice eat?

A:

Quick Answer

Baby mice drink milk that is produced by their mother until they are old enough to start eating solid food. As they become old enough to digest solid food, they start to eat bread, wheat and corn. If it is a wild baby mouse, what they eat depends on the area that they live in and the season. If it is a pet mouse, both solid and liquid food is available for purchase at pet stores.

Know More

Full Answer

Wild baby mice rely solely on their mother to bring them food until they are finally old enough to go out and look for food themselves. The mother mouse has to carry the food back to the babies because mice do not vomit.

According to Pest World, female mice are able to give birth when they are just 2 months old. On average, mice give birth five to 10 times a year. Mice have very high metabolisms, so they need to eat around 15 to 20 times a day. Due to this need to eat so often, most wild mice build their homes near a food source. This is often why mice choose to build their nests within people's homes, where food is plentiful.

Learn more about Rodents

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What do mice eat?

    A:

    According to LiveScience, mice are herbivores, and they mainly eat grains and fruits. Mice that have adapted to urban areas eat almost any type of food scraps. About.com recommends feeding pet mice a complete diet that includes grain- and seed-based mixes. While in captivity, mice are often fed vegetables, cooked pasta, whole-grain bread or crackers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When do baby mice open their eyes?

    A:

    Young mice are born blind, but they begin to open their eyes after 10 to 14 days. If their mother was exposed to insufficient lighting during pregnancy, they may remain blind even after they open their eyes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why do hamsters eat their young?

    A:

    The mother of a litter of hamsters may eat her young because she knows that eating them will provide better for the rest of the litter; hamsters have an instinct that allows them to think about the good of the entire litter before thinking about one single hamster. Unlike humans, hamsters have many babies at once, and a mother hamster must consider this fact when she is deciding on what to do with babies that she cannot properly care for.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do mice eat spiders?

    A:

    According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, mice in the wild sometimes eat spiders. They are omnivores, eating both plants and animals. However, mice prefer various types of vegetation.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore