Mind-Blowing Mouse Facts

November 5, 2019

 

 

Mice do not have a particularly long lifespan

 

Although mice can live in a lab setting for up to 2 years, in the wild (due mostly to a number of predators), they typically only survive for about 5 months.

 

Mice are mini athletes

 

Mice are excellent at jumping, climbing and swimming. They can also squeeze through tiny openings (think dime-sized).

 

A mouse easily becomes many mice

 

A female house mouse can give birth at only 2 months old. She then has the ability to have a dozen babies every three weeks. That means that she could potentially give birth to as many as 150 offspring per year!

 

Mice hear better than see

 

Mice do not have the best eyesight, but they make up for it with some excellent hearing capabilities. They also use their whiskers to help find surfaces while navigating.

 

Mice munch often

 

A mouse eats 15-20 times per day. Because they like to eat frequently, they tend to build nests near food sources.

 

 

Have mice? You aren’t alone!

 

According to the NPMA (@PestWorld), each winter, mice and other rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the United States alone!

 

Famous Mice

 

In 1928, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse was the first mouse character to be used in children cartoons and animation. Since then, many have followed, such as Jerry the mouse and Stuart Little. Can you name any other famous mice? 

 

 

 

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