A field mouse by Dawn Beattle

Where are they from?

Mice are found on every continent and in nearly every country in the world! There are many species of them. In Kentucky, there are deer, white-footed, and house mice.

What do they eat?

Mice are herbivores, meaning they only eat things like seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, grains, and vegetables.

How do they act?

Deer mice are mostly nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night, and they nest underground. Many people find house mice pests because they are extremely good at getting into homes and finding food.

Are they endangered?

Mice are listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Mammal Moment

When a female mouse has a litter, the offspring are called pups! Females average six pups in a litter, though they often surpass that average. This, along with their gestation period being less than a month long, cause mice to be able to have many offspring.

Did you know mice were so sneaky?