House Mouse

House Mouse

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  • Very small-2.5 to 3.5 inches and weighing up to 1 ounce
  • Large ears
  • Long tail-2 to 4 inches
  • Gray or light brown with lighter gray belly
  • Mostly active at night
  • Eats almost anything, but prefers cereal grains, seeds, meats, and nuts
  • Sets up nests near food sources;  nests are made from paper, insulation, or furniture stuffing
  • Can squeeze through openings as small as 1/4 inch
  • Colorblind, but has a great sense of hearing
  • Good climbers