Finding a stray mouse in your home is definitely not something you want to do. Mice in your home usually mean dirt, mess and disease, and responsible homeowners do everything they can to keep them out.
Even so, mice are fascinating animals, and there’s more to them than just looking for cheese. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about mice:
Mice Have Terrible Eyesight
Maybe it’s because they tend to do most of their exploring at night -- or maybe it’s the reason for it. Either way, mice have weak eyes. They’re no good in both bright light or pitch black. In fact, mice see best in dim conditions -- but even then their eyes are not that good.
To make up for this poor eyesight, a mouse’s other senses are actually very developed. Smell, touch -- both of those are very strong. However, where a mouse’s senses really take off is hearing. Mice have incredibly sensitive ears, able to hear sounds well above anything humans can detect.
Mice Can’t Stand Cold
If you’ve ever had a mouse sneak into your house from the outside, chances are it happened in the fall or winter. Why? Well, mice might be wild animals, adapted to living outside, but that doesn’t mean they have to like it! In fact, mice really don’t like the cold at all. Once the weather changes and the thermometer starts to plummet, most mice will try and find warm places to spend the next couple of months -- and the central heating in your house will fit the bill just nicely....