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What is the difference between a mouse and a rat?

  1. andrew savage profile image59
    andrew savageposted 4 years ago

    What is the difference between a mouse and a rat?

  2. jobs4newcastle profile image60
    jobs4newcastleposted 4 years ago

    Mice prefer cereal grains and plants, but will feed on almost anything and rats will eat nearly anything, but they prefer fresh grain and meat.

  3. jonnycomelately profile image83
    jonnycomelatelyposted 4 years ago

    Rat is short for ratatoui, a savoury dish of vegetables.

    Mouse is usually a sweet dessert, flavoured with chocolate or coffee or caramel.

    This answer is of course said with tongue in cheek..........

  4. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    Mice are small and cute, rats are larger and well, not so cute.
    (My apologies to the rat fans!)

  5. Shaddie profile image90
    Shaddieposted 4 years ago

    Both are rodents, but they are different species and cannot interbreed. Mice are small rodents with delicate, thin tails. Rats are larger, with heavier bodies and thicker tails. Rats typically have a stout head, a prominent "Roman nose" and smaller eyes whereas mice have large eyes, and a more dainty, pointed head shape.