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December 08, 2016 1 min read

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The length of deer mice ranges between 12 to 28 cm starting from nose to the tail and weighs 15 to 32 grams. The name deer mice were gotten from deer fur due to the similarity in color. The belly and legs are white in color while the body has a grayish-brown color. Its tail is bi colored which is dark at the top and light at the bottom. Deer mice are referred to as “field mice” by most people.

When a deer mice is born it comes out blind, hairless and pink in color. The color begins to change after 24 hours of birth and they weigh 1 to 3 grams. The ear becomes visible after 3 days the eyes becomes functional in two weeks and it is finally weaned after four weeks. The new furs are blue in color but changes completely as the mouse gets older and attains sexual maturity.