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 »

Birds cannot contract or carry rabies. Rabies is specific to mammals such as dogs, humans, cows and deer. Cold-blooded animals such as reptiles, amphibians and fish cannot get rabies. More »

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It is possible for opossums to carry rabies, but it is rare. All mammals, including humans and opossums, are capable of catching the rabies virus and becoming ill, but opossums are much more resistant to coming down with... More »

All rodents, but especially mice, are allergic to oil of peppermint. Mice actually avoid any property where they can even just smell peppermint in the air. More »

Some different types of rodents are rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs. Mice and rats are in the same rodent group as voles and lemmings. Another group includes squirrels, woodchucks, marmots, chipmunks and go... More »

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 »

Typically, groundhogs are not dangerous to humans or their pets, however, since they are mammals, it is possible for groundhogs to contract rabies. Gardens and farms are most at risk from groundhogs, particularly due to ... More »