In the wild, house mice eat many kinds of plant matter, such as seeds, fleshy roots, leaves and stems. Insects (beetle larvae, caterpillars, and cockroaches) and meat (carrion) may be taken when available. In human habitation, Mus musculus consumes any human food that is accessible as well as glue, soap, and other household materials. Many mice store their food or live within a human food storage facility.
Animal Foods: carrion ; insects; terrestrial non-insect arthropods
Plant Foods: leaves; roots and tubers; wood, bark, or stems; seeds, grains, and nuts; fruit
Foraging Behavior: stores or caches food
Primary Diet: omnivore