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Can mice see in the dark?

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Mice have poor eyesight and do not see well in the dark or light. They are normally active at night but do not rely on vision; instead, they rely on their whiskers for guidance. Mice often bump into things when moving around their environment.

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Can mice see in the dark?
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Mice can see motion from nearly all sides. Their eyes are set out from their heads allowing for a wide range of vision. Mice can detect movement from up to 45 feet away though they can only focus on objects within 1 to 2 feet. Their lack of eyesight is also offset by keen hearing, which can pick up a wide range of noise levels.

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