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LIFE CYCLE OF RODENTS

LIFE SPAN

A pet mouse, even well cared for, won't typically live very long. The average house mouse lives between two and five years -- in the wild, life span averages 12 to 18 months. In the wild, a mouse is relatively small and defenseless, and makes easy prey for predators like owls, cats, foxes and others. In captivity, mice don't have to worry about predators, but they do have to worry about dangers like obesity, which can shorten their lives.

BIRTH AND INFANCY

The first stage of a mouse's life cycle lasts about a week. His infancy is marked by relative helplessness. He can't walk for a few days. When he does, he can only waddle around. A baby mouse won't have opened his eyes by the end of his life cycle's first stage, but his naked body will start to grow fur between days eight and 10 -- this marks the beginning of his next stage of life.

ADOLESCENCE

Bridging the gap between helpless infancy and independent adulthood, a mouse's adolescence lasts a few weeks and is marked by big personality changes. When he is about 2 weeks old, his eyes finally open. The ability to see will inspire him to get active, and he'll have a lasting burst of energy. Over the next several weeks, he'll be very active and start eating solid food -- and he'll eat plenty to fuel his growing body. He's sexually mature once he hits 5 weeks to 10 weeks old -- Female are 8 weeks to 12 weeks old before they're sexually mature adults.

ADULTHOOD

The mouse has become an adult when he is sexually matured. He can live independently of other mice -- if he's a pet mouse, he needs a cage of his own to avoid an accidental pregnancy. As an adult, he may live for a few months or a few years. While it isn't common, adult mice in captivity can live as long as 6 years or so, provided they are well-fed, exercised and tended to by a veterinarian.

MOUSE REPRODUCTIONS

Females produce pheromones that attract the attention of males. After sensing the female’s hormones, the male mouse emits an ultrasonic mating call. Mating calls differ from specimen to specimen, with each sound being as distinct as its owner. Females are also capable of producing ultrasonic sound, although not in relation to mating. Mice can be identified by these ultrasonic sounds. A female mouse produces between five and eight offspring after mating. Although females are protective of their young, some also consume their offspring if exposed to high stress such as famine. Mice breed continually, regardless of season and climate. They reach sexual maturity 35 days after birth. Some specimens are capable of breeding at six weeks. Mice tend to live for approximately one year.

MOUSE BABIES

House mice are very prolific rodents. A single female on average produces 30 to 35 offspring a year. Mice are capable of reproduction at an early age and breed continuously, regardless of season. Mice young are blind, deaf and hairless for the first three days following birth. For mice with dark adult coloration, pigmentation of the skin begins on the third day. Within five to seven days, fur begins to grow and the ears become receptive. Eyes open between days 10 and 14, at which point young mice become mobile and begin to feed on solid foods. In 21 to 28 days, babies wean from their mother’s milk. They reach maturity between days 28 and 35 and are then capable of reproduction.