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House Mouse


Originated in the steppes of Central Asia.

Reportedly found in this country as early as the 9th centaury, when and how remains unsolved.

Certainly as agricultural practices improved man’s harvest, the need for greater storage facilities were created thus providing more food and nest sites for rats and mice.

Colour:                                           Brown to grey with a lighter underside

Ears:                                               Large

Eyes:                                              Small

Tail:                                                Slightly less than body length

Weight (adult):                                10-25 g

Litters per year:                               5-8

Litter size:                                       4-8

Maturity:                                         6-8 weeks

Average life span:                            3-4 months


The House mouse will drink water if available but can survive on food with a moisture content of 15%.

It is omnivorous, feeding from a number of different points.

Whole wheat, which has been partly eaten by mice, has a nibbled appearance whilst whole grain, partly eaten by rats, has a cut or chopped appearance.


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