Ohio Rodent Mating Habits

You might be aware of the fact that most of the rodents are nocturnal creatures. It means they prefer to come out of their den in the night hours. At the same time, these tiny creatures stay hungry most of the time. They can feed on so many things and can even find several interesting things in your premises as well. Whether fallen fruits, growing vegetations, seeds or leftovers in the yard; rodents can eat almost everything. That is why they get attracted towards human habitat because these areas provide them more opportunities to target a variety of food sources.

Studies reveal that when Dayton rodents find some residential buildings more suitable to feed their hungry stomach; they even try to build nests within the area. They are more curious about building a safe and comfortable nest in the attic where no predator can attack them. In most of the cases, they prefer to build a nest in the breeding season. They spend the time to mate with the companion and then give birth to a bunch of babies at once. Note that, most of the rodents become able to mate within one or two months of their birth. Soon they find a partner and then keep on reproducing throughout the year. Moreover, they give birth to multiple babies at once. It clearly means that they can multiply within very less time and soon your attic will be loaded with rodents.

Once a rodent gain access to your attic, it will create a path for other members of its community as well. Rodents create markers with the help of urine marks, and other rodents can easily follow the path to the new nest in your attic. Hence, it becomes important to take immediate decision to deal with these creatures as soon as possible. The dominant male in the territory also prefers to create its boundary with urine marks so that other male rodents can stay away from the area and female mice can get inside to mate. The male mice are capable enough to smell pheromones released by female mouse and will initiate a mating call soon. The process is somewhat similar in case of squirrels and other rodents as well.

After the mating season, as the female rodent becomes pregnant, the male Dayton rodent simply moves to search a new partner. Now the pregnant female will take full responsibility to build the nest and raise the babies as long as they become independent. Generally, the female mother gives birth to babies within 3 weeks of pregnancy, and it has the ability to reproduce around 3 to 12 babies at once. These newborn babies are usually blind at the time of birth, and they have lesser body weight, somewhere around 1 gram. These babies open their eyes after around 14 days of their birth, and the hair on their body start developing within one week after their birth. These babies will soon be able to reproduce and give birth to a large litter of babies.

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