House mouse (Mus domesticus)

Features & Life Cycle

  • Colour – Brown to grey with a lighter underside
  • Ears – Large
  • Eyes – Small
  • Tail – Slightly shorter than head and body.
  • Weight (adult) – 10 – 25 g
  • Litters per year – 5 – 8
  • Litter size – 4 – 8
  • Maturity – 6 – 8 weeks
  • Average life span – 3 – 4 months

Food & Habits

Prefer cereal’s and grains, although omnivorous. Known to be sporadic feeders, therefore feed from many different foods points each day. Can survive without fresh water if eating food with a high moisture content. Will consume up to 20% of its body wright each day. Grain which has been eaten by mice has a kibbled appearance.

Mouse Smear Marks & Droppings