What are some interesting facts about mice?


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According to Live Science, there are over 30 known unique species of mice. Mice are found all over the world. The well-known common species of mouse comes in numerous different varieties.

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Live Science says that mice come in different sizes according to their species. They can be as small as 1 inch in length or as large as 7 inches in length. The smallest known mouse species is the African pygmy mouse; adults of this species range from 1.2 to 3.1 inches. According to the University of Georgia, mice are found in every country, and most species occur naturally in woods and forests along with the common or Norway rats.

Live Science describes the main varieties of the common mouse as domestic mice, fancy mice, zebra mice and spiny mice, all of which are raised in captivity as pets, as breeders or as show mice. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals states that fancy mice come in a number of colors and coat types, ranging from curly to satin. This type of mouse is the most common variety of pet mouse, and they can grow to be twice the size of an albino or white domestic mouse.

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