Mice are not for everyone. Many people aren’t that fond of the sneaky creatures who dig through literally everywhere and leave poop in the drawers. However, others find them adorable, and it’s understandable. These tiny creatures with round ears and twitchy whisters are definitey endearing. Mice comes in various colors, such as black, white, cream, chocolate, silver, cinnamon, golden agouti, silver agouti, etc. Out of these, the Golden Wavy Mouse is undoubtedly the most beautiful.
The Golden Wavy Mouse is a golden-colored, medium-sized mouse that has white feet and solft, thick pelage. Their underparts are pale cinnamon colored, and they do not have grooves on upper incisors. These mice are bigger in size than the fulvous harvest mouse. Their dental formula is I 1/1, C 0/0, Pm 0/0, M 3/3 × 2 = 16. Their average length and weight are 176 mm and 15-25 kg respectively. Their tail and hind foot are 78 mm and 19 mm long respectively.
These mice mostly live in forrest areas such as trees, wines, and brush. Their nests are usually made of grasses, leaves, or Spanish moss. They also vary in size. The small brood nests are the size of a baseball and the large communal nests are around 20*30 cm in size. One communal nest houses around 6 mice. Sometimes, they make nests on the ground, protected by logs, stumps, or piles of brush.
In the 1970s and 1980s, golden mice commonly trapped in the wooden habitats in the Big Thicket National Preserve. However, in the few decades, specimens of golden mice were found in Texas. Cody Edwards and Andy Badstreet studied golden mice Nacogdoches and San Augustine counties in 2003 and 2004, reporting a couple of viable populations and information about their ecology and natural history.
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