• Mus musculus (house mouse)


  • Rattus norvegicus
  • Outdoor mice of the genus Apodemus that resemble the house mouse but differ mainly in size, as well as the various species of mice of Eurasia and America. The most well-known species are:
    • – Apodemus sylvaticus
    • – Apodemus agrarius
    • – Apodemus flavicolis
BODY Large, strong Smaller than R.norvegicus Smaller than R.rattus
Average Body Weight Approximately 300 g Approximately 200 g Approximately 150 g
Ave rage Body Length Approximately 21-25 cm Approximately 15-22,5 cm Approximately 8-9 cm
Average Tail Length Approximately 21-25 cm Approximately 20-25 cm Approximately 10-15 cm
SNOUT Stiff Pointed Pointed
EARS Small, covered with hair Larger, almost hairless Large upright
EYES Small Larger, prominent Small
TAIL Dark and often light-colored Dark, uneven, larger than R. Norvegicus Bigger than its body
FUR Coarse, brown to black, rarely gray Gray to black, smooth, soft Light brown to gray
DROPPINGS Pellet > 20 mm Pellet 10-15 mm Pellet 3-6 mm
VISION Limited Limited Limited to good
OLFACTION-TASTE-HEARING Excellent Excellent Excellent
FOOD Omnivore, prefers meat in quantities > 28 g per day Omnivore, prefers fruits, seeds, vegetables in quantities > 20 g per day Omnivore, prefers seeds and a small quantity
NESTS Mainly underground Underground or in walls, trees, basements Anywhere
CLIMBING Not easily Good climber, agile, active Very good climber
LIFESPAN Up to six years Up to six years Up to 3 years
GENERATIONS / YEAR 3-6 1-6 4-6
GENERATIONS / YEAR 3-6 1-6 4-6
NEWBORN / GENERATION 6-10 6-10 4-8
SWIMMING Excellent Good Good, but it avoids water

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