Small (up to 30 grams) grey-brown or black omnivorous rodent.
To help protect our environment:
Forests, urban areas, scrub, coastal areas, grasslands, wetlands, crops.
Preys on native reptiles and invertebrates, provides food source for invasive predators. Eats seeds, reducing native seedling recruitment and modifying plant communities. Negatively impacts cereal production and the food services industry.
If you are no longer able to look after your pet mouse, find someone who is prepared to give it a lifetime home, or contact a relevant pet shop or animal rescue organisation to get it rehomed. Never release a mouse into the wild – your pet may be unable to find the food and shelter it needs, and it also puts our native species at risk.
If you see a mouse on a pest-free island within the Tīkapa Moana/Hauraki Gulf, please report it to Auckland Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to the Pest Animal Control guidelines for information on how to control mice, or contact Auckland Council at email@example.com.