Mice and How they work: Characteristics

Mice range in size from 5 to 7 inches (13 to 18 cm) long (including a long tail). They weigh from 1/4 to 2 ounces (7 to 57 gm). The coat color ranges from white to brown to gray. Most mice have a pointed snout with long whiskers, round ears, and thin tails. Many mice scurry along the ground, but some can hop or jump.

Mice and how they work: Behavior

Mice are timid, social, and territorial. They are usually active in the night time, while others, such as the harvest mouse, are active both day and night.

Mice and how they work: Diet

These diets are nutritionally complete, but they still need a large variety of vegetables. Food intake is approximately 15g/100g BW/day; water intake is approximately 15 ml/100g BW/day.

Mice and how they work: species

There are about forty different species of mice and possibly more.