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Mouse Facts for Kids

  • Common Name: House Mouse
  • Bionomial Name: Mus musculus
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Family: Muridae
  • Habitat Range: Worldwide (Except Antarctica)
  • Diet: Omnivorous (Meat and Plants)
  • First Appeared: ~15,000 years ago

15 Mouse Facts For Kids

  1. The house mouse is a small rodent that is a member of the Muridae family.
  2. Mus musculus is the binomial name for the house mouse.
  3. House mice are found worldwide in any geographical location that has been settled by humans.
  4. The house mouse has a few different colors, including grey, brown, and black.
  5. The house mouse is omnivorous and eats both meat and plant materials.
  6. The diet of a house mouse can include grains, seeds, fruit, and small insects.
  7. Mice are foragers and will look for and live where food is available.
  8. The average adult house mouse has a body length between 3 and 4 inches.
  9. The average adult house mouse has a body weight between 1.375 and 1.625 ounces.
  10. The average adult house mouse has a tail length between 2 and 4 inches.
  11. The average lifespan of a house mouse is less than 12 months, but in captivity it can be up to three years.
  12. A single female house mouse will produce on average 40 offspring.
  13. House mice are commonly kept as pets by humans and can be found in almost every pet store.
  14. House mice are labeled as common pests and considered the most common rodent to infest human structures.
  15. House mice are a popular laboratory animal and considered a vital model organism in medicine and biology.

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Mouse Pictures

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the below images will be helpful for your research on mice. Below are three pictures of various mouse species. These pictures should help you better understand what a mouse looks like.

The house mouse (Mus musculus)

A picture of the house mouse (mus musculus).

A picture of a house mouse inside a flower pot.

A picture of a house mouse inside a flower pot..

House mice on a rope

A picture of house mice on a rope.

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