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What Is The Difference Between Rats and Mice?

You see a rodent dash across your kitchen floor; two ears, furry, a tail, but what is it? Is it a mouse or a rat? Although similar in looks there are several factors that differentiate the mouse from the rat from physical appearance down to habits and behaviors. Below you will see how you can distinguish a mouse from a rat.

Mice
Physical appearance:
– Large ears
– Long thin tails covered in hair
– Covered with short hair and lighter colored bellies
– Range in size from 3-10 CM
– Weight range 12-45G

Habits and Behaviors:
– Consume about 3G of food and 3ML of water daily
– Can have up to 7-8 litters annually, with 4-16 babies per litter
– Typically nests in burrows

Rats
Physical appearance:
– Small ears
– Thick hairless tail; usually long and scaly
– Can range in color from gray to black to brown
– Range in size from 16-40CM
– Weight range 150-300G

Habits and Behaviors:
– Consume about 15-30 G of food and 15-62ML of water daily
– Can have up to 3-6 litters annually, with 5-10 babies per litter
– Roof Rats like their nests high up / Norway Rats like their nest low laying

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