Feeder mice can devour up to 100 grams of food a day or as
little as 15 grams a day. A female feeder mouse will give birth
to a litter size from 8 to 14 mice. Their heart beats
approximately at six hundred beats per minute with a respiration
rate at approximately one hundred and fifteen per minute.
As soon as a feeder mouse has been born, it is born hairless,
sightless, and dependent on the mother's nurturing and
protection. While at this point in life they are referred to as
"pinkies". Following this, they begin to develop sight and hair
but are still very much dependent on their mother's nurturing
and protection. At this point of development they are referred
to as "fuzzies". After this stage they are fully developed and
are referred to as "feeders" having erect ears, opened and
functioning eyes, good muscle coordination and fur. At this time
the mice are weaned onto solid foods and are able to function on
If you are looking at facts about breeding mice you need to find
the most healthiest mice as possible. Healthy mice should have
sleek bodies and thick tails. A thick tail means they eat very
well. You also need to look for mice that have clear eyes and
smooth skin. If they have bumpy skin they may have a tumour or
several tumours. You should bring together 1 male with 5 female
mice. If a mouse is running in circles, scratching it-self
excessively, or has lumps in its skin, you should replace it
with a healthy one. Another import step is to keep their
environment clean. You should change the bedding once every week
and make sure there is plenty of food and fresh water. Itís a
good idea to use bedding that absorbs moisture and keep the
habitat out of direct sunlight.
Feeder mice are widely used in laboratories. The laboratories
will normally breed their own mice so there are less likely to
be defects or diseases in them. These mice are used for testing
the likes of: hearing tests, antibody testing, cancer, etc.
They make very interesting little pets for kids. They are also
great for feeding to other animals and for laboratory purposes.
A mouse can be annoying where mice can be a bigger problem!
Getting rid of mice can be done in many ways such as the use of
traps that kill or catch and poisons. Controlling mice in and
around your home must be taken seriously as they can introduce
illnesses to your family as well as transfer fleas to pets.