General Description

Body fur usually brown, but can be yellow to black above and white, grey or pale yellow underneath. Musky body odour. Body up to 9 cm long.


House Mice are mostly nocturnal and have a varied diet, including seeds, shoots, insects and many foods that humans eat. Population sizes can vary enormously and irrupt into plague proportions, especially in agricultural areas.


Introduced on all continents except Antarctica (native to Eurasia). Widespread in Australia.


Wide range of areas, especially associated with human disturbance, including urban places, pasture, and crop fields.

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