There are six different species of mice in the UK. Five of these are native, with the sixth, the Edible Dormouse (Glis glis), was introduced by Lionel Walter Rothschild to Hertfordshire when they escaped from their cage in 1902, See picture.
1. A pair of mice can produce up to 8 litters per year, with the size of the litter being 14-16 pups
2. Mice eat between 15 and 20 times a day, although they are grazers eating 3 grams a day
3. A house mouse produces up to 80 droppings per day, that’s a lot of droppings!
4. Depending on their diet mice do not need additional water
5. Mice have a flexible skeleton to help them get through very small gaps.