Mouse Coloring Pages
A mouse (plural mice) is a rodent, which is a kind of mammal. These small animals are often used in science experiments, or sometimes kept as pets. Some people think mice are just ugly pests who carry diseases. Other people think mice are just innocent and cute animals. Because mice are rodents, they are related to squirrels, rats, and beavers. The words rat and mouse are sometimes used to mean the same animal, but that is not correct. Mice eat weeds, seeds, berries, and more. They are eaten by owls, foxes, and cats, amongst others.
Types of mice
The most common mice are house mice. They are usually treated as pests and sneak into cars and houses. There are also short-tailed mice called voles (not to be confused with moles). Female (girl) voles may have 17 litters (groups of babies) a year, with 4-9 babies in each litter. There are also deer mice, that live in forests (which is where they get their name). The aggressive grasshopper mouse sometimes eats other mice.
Mice in media
Two mice found in popular culture are Disney characters: Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Though they are mice, they can walk, talk, and act like people.
Chuck E. Cheese is another famous mouse. He is the mascot of Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza restaurants.