Do mice grow into rats? This is a question that has been debated by scientists for many years. Some say that mice and rats are two different species and cannot interbreed while others say that they are the same species and can interbreed.
Here is what we know. Mice and rats are from the same family which is called Muridae. This family includes over 1700 different species including gerbils hamsters and lemmings. Mice and rats are also similar in many ways. They are both small rodents with long tails furry bodies and big ears. They are also both good at climbing and running.
However there are some differences between mice and rats. Mice are usually smaller than rats and their tails are shorter. Mice also have sharper noses and shorter snouts. Their fur is usually lighter in color than rat fur.
So what does this all mean? Scientists are still debating whether or not mice and rats are the same species. If they are the same species then it is possible for them to interbreed and have babies. If they are two different species then they cannot interbreed and their babies would be sterile.
Only time will tell if mice and rats are the same species. In the meantime we will just have to enjoy them both!
Do baby mice grow into rats?
No baby mice grow into adult mice.