What Is a Baby Mouse Called?


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A baby mouse is called a mouse pup or a pinky. The term pup is more commonly used. The term pinky is typically used to refer to baby mice that are sold as feed for pet reptiles.

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What Is a Baby Mouse Called?
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The term pinky is only used for baby mice that are fewer than 6 days old and still hairless and pink in color. The term pup is used for the entire growth period before weaning, which takes place at around 3 weeks old. Female adult mice are called does, and male adult mice are called bucks. Mice stop growing and reach sexual maturity at approximately 6 weeks old.

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