Are you not sure how you should refer to a female mouse? What is the correct term that is widely used and commonly accepted? Well, this is the terminology you’re looking for.
So, what is a female mouse called? A female mouse is called a Doe. If the mouse has been recently born or is still young, it can also be called a pup.
In fact, this is a term that’s widely used. It’s not reserved for just female mice.
For instance, you can use the term Doe to refer to the females of the following too:
- and Rats.
Some interesting ones for sure.
Rats make sense, for example.
But goats and antelopes – strange right!
A baby mouse is called a pup.
The best way to tell whether a mouse is a male or female is to inspect the genital area. Carefully move the mouse’s tail to one side. If the mouse has its genitals close to its anus, it is likely a female. If they’re far aware, or you see testicles, it’s a male.
Female mice can have between 3-14 babies (pups) during each litter. The average mouse will get pregnant between 5-10 times per year.
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I am a practiced pet owner with decades of experience owning a number of different pets. I am also the main writer and chief editor here at Pet Educate; a site I created to share everything I’ve learned about pet ownership over the years and my extensive research along the way.