House mouse is nocturnal Orange County rodent mostly active during the night than in the day. It has incredible appetite for foods and that can said to be translated into the sexual activeness. Immediately after a month from the birth day, female mouse is already ready to reproduce. The reproduction usually takes place any time of the year. Communication between mice is done with urine. The dominant male mouse will spread its urine around a particular area telling other male mice to keep off. He is the one to fertilize all female mice around the area under his dominancy.
How male mouse usually notice a female ready to reproduce
When a dominating male California mouse smells the pheromones of the female, it will go about it to make her pregnant. The male while searching for the female mouse will continuously sending the mating call. After mating the male will go on its way living the pregnant female mouse to decide on how to cater for the pregnancy and give birth to the baby.
The activity of female mouse after getting pregnant
The pregnant female Orange County mouse is responsible for catering for her pregnancy. She will move away from the mating area to make a nest where the babies will be nurtured. To prepare the nest it will start to chew on wires, cartoons, wood and other things around. It will start to gather sticks and other materials around needed for the preparation of the nest.
More about the baby mouse
After the gestation period, which usually last for three weeks the pregnant female California mouse delivers babies ranging from three to twelve. The babies are delivered naked, blind weighing about one gram. They will open their eyes for the first time after 14 days and start to grow hairs after a week time.
Mother mouse responsibility to the babies
Mother Orange County mouse will start to nurture the babies for about three weeks. The babies are breastfed by their mother till the babies are matured enough to care for themselves. The mother mice are known to be highly protective of their babies and can even scratch or bite anyone coming close to them.
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