Mouse

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A mouse, plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail, and a high breeding rate.wikipedia
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Muroidea

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Generally, when someone discovers a smaller muroid rodent, its common name includes the term mouse, while if it is larger, the name includes the term rat.
The Muroidea are a large superfamily of rodents, including mice, rats, voles, hamsters, gerbils, and many other relatives.

Fancy mouse

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Domestic mice sold as pets often differ substantially in size from the common house mouse.
A fancy mouse (fancy means 'hobby' in this context) is a domesticated form of the house mouse (Mus musculus), one of many mice species, usually kept as a type of pocket pet.

Laboratory mouse

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The best-known strain, the white lab mouse, has more uniform traits that are appropriate to its use in research.
Laboratory mice are usually of the species Mus musculus.

Rodent

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A mouse, plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail, and a high breeding rate.
Well-known rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, prairie dogs, chipmunks, chinchillas, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and capybaras.

Flying mouse

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The flying mice, also known as the pygmy scaly-tails, pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrels, or pygmy anomalures are not true mice, not true squirrels, and are not capable of true flight.

Myomorpha

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Included are mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.

Rat

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Mice are typically distinguished from rats by their size.
Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their size.

Cat

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Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of arthropods have been known to prey heavily upon mice.
In Jewish legend, the first cat was living in the house of the first man Adam as a pet that got rid of mice.

Mammal

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Nevertheless, because of its remarkable adaptability to almost any environment, the mouse is one of the most successful mammalian genera living on Earth today.
The three largest orders in numbers of species are Rodentia: mice, rats, porcupines, beavers, capybaras and other gnawing mammals; Chiroptera: bats; and Soricomorpha: shrews, moles and solenodons.

Vermin

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Mice, in certain contexts, can be considered vermin which are a major source of crop damage, causing structural damage and spreading diseases through their parasites and feces.
Rats, mice, and cockroaches are common urban and suburban vermin.

Gerbil

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A common misunderstanding when purchasing a home for pet gerbils is they can live in housing designed for hamsters and mice.

List of fictional rodents

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This list of fictional rodents is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and covers all rodents, including beavers, mice, chipmunks, gophers, guinea pigs, marmots, prairie dogs, porcupines and squirrels, as well as extinct or prehistoric species.

Mousetrap

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A mousetrap is a specialised type of animal trap designed primarily to catch and, usually, kill mice.

Fear of mice

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It is sometimes referred to as musophobia (from Greek μῦς "mouse") or murophobia (a coinage from the taxonomic adjective "murine" for the family Muridae that encompasses mice and rats), or as suriphobia, from French souris, "mouse".

Tarantula

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In various countries mice are used as food for pets such as snakes, lizards, frogs, tarantulas and birds of prey, and many pet stores carry mice for this purpose.
The biggest tarantulas sometimes kill and consume small vertebrates such as lizards, mice, bats, birds, and small snakes.

Gene

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The mouse genome has been sequenced, and virtually all mouse genes have human homologs.
Symbols are preferably kept consistent with other members of a gene family and with homologs in other species, particularly the mouse due to its role as a common model organism.

House mouse

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The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus).

Pet

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It is also a popular pet.

Apodemus

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In some places, certain kinds of field mice are locally common.

Mus (genus)

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Typical mice are classified in the genus Mus.

Common name

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Generally, when someone discovers a smaller muroid rodent, its common name includes the term mouse, while if it is larger, the name includes the term rat.

Taxonomy (biology)

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Common terms rat and mouse are not taxonomically specific.

Peromyscus

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Scientifically, the term mouse is not confined to members of Mus for example, but includes such as the deer mouse, Peromyscus.

Dog

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Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of arthropods have been known to prey heavily upon mice.

Fox

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Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of arthropods have been known to prey heavily upon mice.