Scientific Name: Apodemus Sylvaticus
Size: 5-15cm (2-5.9in)
Weight: 100-200g (0.2-0.4lbs)
Top Speed: 12.8km/h (8mph)
Life Span: 2-5 years
What does a mouse look like?
There are nearly 40 different known species of mouse found throughout the world. The different mouse species range in size and colour that is generally dependent on their environment.
Where do mice live?
The mouse is a small rodent that is spread widely throughout nearly every country. The mouse is found in all corners of the globe, including parts of Antarctica.
What does a mouse eat?
In nature, mice are herbivores, they eat any kind of fruit or grain from plants. Due to this, mice adapt well to urban areas and are known for eating most all types of food scraps.
What are the natural enemies of the mouse?
The mouse is often easy prey around the world for small mammals, birds and reptiles. Due to this the mouse generally does not live for much longer than a few months in the wild, mainly because the mouse is small easy prey for many mammals and birds.
Did you know these facts about little mice feet?
Mice have soft feet with nails on each of their toes that enables the mouse to climb well as they can wrap their feet around things.
Mice have five toes on their two back feet and four toes on their two front feet which gives mice more stability when standing on their back feet.
Mice use their two front feet to grip onto food such as seeds and berries, so that the mice can eat their food with ease.
The mouse has very small and flexible feet but it can easily get its feet stuck in areas that are too small, like if the bars on a mouse cage are too close together.
Like hamsters, the foot structure of mice enables them to run backwards into their burrows when wanting to escape from predators.
Did you know these facts about the teeth of mice?
An adult mouse has 16 teeth which it uses for holding onto and chewing its food.
Mice have one upper pair and one lower pair of incisors at the front of their mouths which mice uses to grip onto and bite their food.
Mice have between two and five cheek teeth which mice uses for gnawing, but when mice use their cheek teeth the incisors at the front of their mouths stop moving.
The incisors at the front of the mouth of mice grow continuously to keep them sharp and strong, and mice must gnaw them down regularly to stop them front getting too long.
Mice tend to eat food that is hard so they can gnaw their teeth whilst eating meaning that although mice will eat cheese if they come across it, the myth about mice loving cheese is not entirely true.
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