Facts About Mice
Mice really are everywhere! You can find varieties of mice in all corners of the globe and living in all climates. But mice are good at hiding. You may not see a mouse very often, but that doesn’t mean there may not be mice living nearby.
Mice are rodents, just like rats and squirrels. What all rodents share is that they have sharp front teeth that never stop growing. Rodents are a sub-group of mammals, which means that a mother mouse gives birth to her babies and feeds them with milk from her mammary glands.
There are many different kinds of mice, some of which live in only a small area and others of which are spread across continents. North America is the home of hundreds of types of mice.
The mouse’s closest cousin is the vole, which is often mistaken for a mouse. The vole is a little bigger than a mouse but has smaller eyes and ears and a shorter tail. Its common name is the field mouse.
The deer mouse is found all across the continent while more specialized mice, such as the Sitka mouse, can only be found on some of the smaller Haida Gwaii (formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands) off the west coast of Canada.