Mouse SVG is a small animal that belongs to the mammal class, rodent group, and mouse family (Latin: Muridae).
The length of the body of the mouse covered with short wool, depending on the species varies from 5 to 19 cm, and with the tail doubles. These rodents have a rather short neck. Small black bead eyes and small semicircular ears are visible on the pointed face, allowing the mouse to hear well. Thin and sensitive moustaches growing around the nose give them the opportunity to orientate themselves perfectly in their surroundings. Mice, unlike hamsters, have no cheek bags.
Mouse SVG feet are short with five clinging fingers. The surface of the tail is covered with keratinous scales with rare hair. Mice are usually of grey, brown or red tones, but there are also colored and striped individuals and white mice. Active animals lead an active lifestyle in the evening or at night. They communicate with each other by means of a thin squeak.
Mouse SVG species
The family of mice includes 4 subfamilies, 147 births and 701 species, the most common of which are:
A field mouse (lat. Apodemus agrarius) reaches a size of 12.5 cm, not counting the tail, which can be up to 9 cm long. The back of the mouse is grey, with a slight yellowish-brown tinge and a dark band on the ridge, and the abdomen is light grey. The range of the field mouse includes Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, southern Western Siberia and Primorye, Mongolia, Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula and parts of China. This species of mice lives in wide meadows, in dense bushes, urban gardens and parks, and the shelter is arranged both in minks and in any natural shelters. Shrub nests are found in flooded areas. Depending on the season, the diet may consist of seeds, berries, green parts of plants and various insects. A field mouse is the main pest of grain crops.
Apodemus flavicollis (Latin for Apodemus flavicollis) is a reddish-gray mouse with a light abdomen (sometimes with a small yellow spot). The body size of adults reaches 10-13 cm, approximately the same length as the tail. The weight of the mouse is about 50 grams. This type of mouse is widespread in forests in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Caucasus, the northern provinces of China and the Altai. Yellow neck mice settle on open edges in hollows of trees or dug holes, but can also live in stony placers.
The herbal mouse (Arvicanthis niloticus) is one of the largest members of the mouse family and can be up to 19 cm long and 35 cm long with its tail. Individual large individuals weigh more than 100 g. The fur of the back and sides is dark-gray or grayish-brown in colour, with harder, darker, more prickly bristles. Stomach color is light grey. This type of mice is most common in Africa, where they live in bushes, forests and savannahs. Herbal mice choose abandoned termite mice as a refuge or dig their own burrows, but can also infiltrate human dwellings. The basis of a mouse diet is plant food.
The baby mouse (lat. Micromys minutus) is one of the smallest rodents in the world. The body length of the adult animal does not exceed 7 cm, the tail – 6.5 cm, and the weight of the baby does not exceed 10 g. The back and sides are monotonous and have a reddish brown or brown coloring, in contrast to the light grey, almost white abdomen. The face of baby mice is short and dull, with small ears. The distribution of this species stretches from west to east from the northwestern provinces of Spain to Korea and Japan, and to Kazakhstan, China and northern Mongolia in the south. The mouse inhabits the forest and forest-steppe zones, on meadows with high grass. In summer, mice use grass nests as a refuge, and winter in minks, haystacks, residential or farm buildings. The basic diet of baby mice is made up of seeds of cereals and legumes, as well as small insects. They often settle near granaries, causing great damage to agriculture.
The House Mouse (Latin: Mus musculus) is the most common species of rodent on the planet. The body length of an adult mouse does not exceed 9.5 cm, and together with its tail – 15 cm. The weight of the mouse is 12-30 g. The color of the fur on the sides and back is grey with a brown hue, and on the abdomen from light grey to white. Individuals living in desert areas are sand-colored. The face of the mouse is sharp with small rounded ears. The distribution range of this mouse species does not include only the territory of the Far North, Antarctica and high mountainous areas. House mice inhabit all kinds of landscapes and natural zones, very often penetrate into the economic and residential buildings of man. In natural conditions, minks are digging on their own, although they can also occupy dwellings abandoned by other rodents. They eat seeds and juicy green parts of plants, and after entering the house, they use everything they get in their teeth – from bread and sausages to paraffin candles.
The striped mouse (lat. Lemniscomys striatus) is a small rodent: the length of the body is 10-15 cm, the back and sides show interrupted stripes of light tones. In vivo, striped mice rarely live for more than 6-7 months, captive for two to three times longer. The menu of these individuals includes mainly vegetable “dishes”: root vegetables, unsolid seeds, juicy fruits, and occasionally small insects.
Acomys is a pretty good-looking representative of the mouse family, with huge eyes and equally big ears. The size of the needle mouse together with the tail is 13-26 cm, the back of the animal is covered with thin needles, like a normal hedgehog. Amazing feature of these animals is their regeneration: in case of danger, the mouse is able to shed a piece of skin, leaving the attacker in bewilderment. The skin quickly recovers without damaging the individual. The sparkling mouse lives in Asian countries and is found in Cyprus and Africa. The food is oriented to vegetable food, this animal is often kept as a pet.
Where does the Mouse SVG live?
The distribution of mice covers almost all climatic zones, zones and continents of the globe. Mice can be found in tropical thickets, coniferous or deciduous forests, steppe expanses and deserts, on mountain slopes or in marshlands. Mice also live in people’s homes.
Mice can twist nests of herbal stems, occupy abandoned burrows, or dig complex underpass systems. Unlike wetland species, mountain mice, steppe mice and forest mice do not swim well.