Deer Mouse can found in grasslands, alpine regions, cultivated fields, brush lands, and will even enter and nest in buildings and homes. They inhabit woodland ecosystems and dry upper tropical habitats. Also, can found on boreal, temperate and tropical Islands. The deer mouse is found throughout western North America. Deer Mice have small bodies. They live in woodlands are typically larger and have larger tails and feet than deer mice that live in prairies. They have round and slender bodies.When a female mouse gets pregnant, it only takes between 19 and 21 days for her to give birth to a litter. Each litter typically consists of five or six mouse pups.A typical female mouse can birth between five and 10 liters per year.
The pups are born without fur, ears or the ability to see.Because they’reblind and defenseless.On the fourth day, their ears are fully developed. Hair begins to grow around the sixth day, and by day 10 they have a protective coat of fur.The pups still won’t open their eyes until around day 13 or 14 but after that, they are almost fully-grown adults. On the twenty-first day weaning occurs and reach minimum adult size by about 41 days.It is having the Weight appx.100 to 225 grams. The Head and Body length appx.15 to 20 cm and the Tail length appx.10 to 13 cm having.The mother mouse nurses her pups for 21 days.
She can mate immediately after giving birth,second litter in as little as 25 days after the first.This cycle continues until the mouse dies. It drops is Scattered, Oval shaped measuring appx. 75 cm long.
The color of both sexes consists of a mixture of tan, brown. The black fur on their dorsal parts giving them a hispid appearance. The under parts are white to grayish. The tail is sparsely haired and considerably shorter than the combined length of the head and body.
The Maximum lifespan of Cotton Rat is up to Two to Five Years.