Identification

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Common Types of Rodents

 House Mouse 

Size: 5-17 cm

Colour: Brownish-grey

Other features: Tail is slightly longer than body; front paws slightly smaller than hind

Droppings: Small; comparable to rice grain

General Info: They reach maturity in nearly six weeks, and have life span of about one year. In a lifetime, the female may bear as many as eight litters of 5-6, given favorable conditions. They eat any food available, and require little water and about 3 grams of dry food each day. 

 

House mice are capable of gnawing through wood, aluminum, soft mortar and asphalt. They can jump a vertical distance of up to 30 cm, and pass through holes up to 12 mm in diameter.

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