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Great facts you may not know about mice

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

1. Mice tend to see best in light that is dim because although their eyesight is not good their other senses are very sensitive and alert

2. Mice use their whiskers to sense things as they go about their business, from changes in temperature to rough and smooth surfaces

3. Mice have teeth that keep on growing and grow up to five inches a year which is why they need to gnaw them down at every opportunity

4. Mice do not live very long as they have a life expectancy of only 2 years

5. Mice have very long tails that can grow as long as their bodies

6. Mice are very attracted to human habitation especially in winter because of the warmth and food they offer, which is why people often resort to mouse extermination to get rid of them

7. When mice are fully grown the can weigh up to one ounce

8. Mice are very good climbers and to help them do this they have scales in their tail's

9. Often humans cannot hear a mouse squeak because their pitch is above the frequency level of human hearing

10. Mice are very good at jumping from high distances can jump 12 feet without injuring themselves at all

11. Mice tend to leave their droppings which are dark and soft, asks measuring on average 1/8 to 1/4 inch in length, almost everywhere they frequent

12. When they go foraging for food they do not travel more than 10 to 25 feet from their nest at anytime

13. Mice have said to have originated in Asia and then spread through the world and to Europe through the advent of sea travel

14. Female Mice will tend to start breeding from two months and will produce up to 10 litters each year and each litter will number between 5 to 10 young

15. Mice consume on average, between 3 to 4 grams of food per day eating what they can find with their preference being for seeds and cereals.

16. Mice have been used to cure many ailments throughout the centuries; indeed cooked mice have been used to treat ailments such as measles, smallpox, and coughs.

17. Mice are unfortunately carriers of many diseases and bacteria and have been known to carry such diseases as hantavirus, dermatitis, tularemia, ratbite fever, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and rickettsial pox all of which have been very harmful for humans.



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