The house mouse, a common pest animal throughout the world, is primarily nocturnal, but mice are a broad group of animals and various species differ in whether they are active during the night or day. Most species, but n... More »

Rats are primarily nocturnal although a major exception is the brown rat, which is active during both day and night. "Rat" is a general term applied to many members of different rodent families. In scientific terms, rats... More »

Nocturnal animals are active during the night, and diurnal animals are active during the day. In addition, both sorts of animals are adapted to the differing light levels and challenges of the different parts of the day ... More »

It is uncommon for mice and other small rodents to carry rabies, but they can contract the disease in rare situations where they are attacked by another animal with rabies and do not die. The most common animals affected... More »

According to PBS, raccoons' masks might help the animals see better at night by reducing glare. The Adirondack Ecological Center suggests that the dark-contrasted facial fur and ringed tails help raccoons identify other ... More »

The majority of ground and tree squirrels are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and sleep at night. Flying squirrels, however, tend to be nocturnal and are active at night. More »

As with all animals that require food for nourishment and to sustain healthy organs, a mouse cannot survive without food, but the exact amount of time a mouse can live without food varies per animal due to its metabolism... More »