HOUSE MOUSE FACTS
The common House Mouse is brown above and pale grey or white underneath.
Head and body length 6cm -10cm. Tail 7cm - 10cm
Anywhere where suitable food is found. Cities, wheatlands. Also found in deserts and semi-arid areas.
Seeds, cereal crops. Also scavenges for food scraps.
Can breed from 8 weeks of age. Litter size is 4-8. Pregnancy lasts about 19 days. Populations can reach very high densities and plagues have been recorded in wheatlands and even desert areas.
World wide. Occurs in all areas of Australia from cities to farmlands to deserts.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||House Mouse|