The term “mouse” applies to any of the 38 species that are in the genus Mus. Mus is the latin term for mouse. Within that category, there are 4 groups: spiny mice, shrew mice, rice field mice and house mice, and African mice.
They are usually nocturnal and live on the ground, although some types of mice are good at climbing and swimming. They tend to live in burrows that they dig themselves using their teeth.
When it comes to their diet, it varies. They’ll eat: insects, plants, worms, seeds, and more. House mice can produce 1-12 offspring in each litter when they reproduce and they can reproduce up to 14 times in a year.