How small a hole can a mouse get through?  Experiments.

How small a hole can a mouse get through? Experiments.

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my mouse maze from last year had this 19 millimeter hole that the mouse got through without problems, but I wonder
how small a hole can a mouse get through. And if that most makes it through all
these holes I can just slide that over and force the mouse through even smaller
holes. I put some peanut butter in front of the holes as well as in the holes and
in the compartments behind. And I’ve got my Raspberry Pi 2 with a camera module watching it Now I just have to wait for a mouse so the critical diameter is somewhere
between 16 and 17 and a half millimeters so have to make some holes of those
sizes and I’m using my pantorouter for those odd sized holes I know the mouse can get through that one. What I’m testing is half a millimeter smaller and one millimeter smaller than that I’m adding more peanut butter to make it
more tempting for the mouse so it’ll actually try those holes finally it went in a hole but I already knew It could do that one it seems the mouse wasn’t even trying the smaller holes but added more peanut butter just to make sure the mouse kept coming back Oh no no I’ve been infiltrated by a mole but actually it’s just as shrew, but still
not what I was looking for well I guess this one’s a little bit too
big to take away the mouse bait and the mouse is back but I think that
most has just gotten lazy or maybe I fed or maybe I fed it too much already well at least that shrew is trying to get
into holes that hole is too small just give it up holy crap I wonder if it is
make it back out no way the mouse never tried to go through that hole I left the experiment running for a few
days after that and the shrew kept going through the same holes but never the
smallest one

100 thoughts on “How small a hole can a mouse get through? Experiments.”

  1. What if you used a rubber surface or sand paper or something else that would allow the mouse to push against the floor as it wriggled through?

  2. That shrew had some serious determination and got all the food!! It was actually fun to watch him/her go through that last maze as fast as it did. Lol

  3. your mouse is getting chubbier by the minute!! you feed it far too much. so its no wonder it gets less and less able to squeeze throuh the smaller holes

  4. This video is awesome LOL DUDE I Love your video with the SFX's and Music.. IT makes something so simple into a opera of fun xD;

  5. This is a fun video haha, great stuff! I had a little mouse in the house (found him in the bathroom, caught with a towel and let free) and now I know how he came in.

  6. I like how you make the shrew seem like the bad guy with all the scary music when it's on and happy music when the mouse is on the screen

  7. Holy Shit! Can’t believe the Shrew made it through the second one😯…. LoL, I think the mouse just got spoiled and or full.. gave him too much for free.

  8. Когда скучно, можно играть с мышь 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

  9. What if you put a hole just big enough so the mice can fit through then load it with a bunch of bait so it gets fatter and then can no longer escape

  10. Literally a mouse chilling in my sisters room which is next to mine and realizing now these mice be playing Portal IRL

  11. I can't believe i just spent 7+ minutes watching this but absolutely <3'd the sound effects lol I'd watch it again. Thank$ !

  12. You can see its feet slipping as it is trying to get through. Maybe you should have used a board with more traction as a foundation. Then they would probably have been able to get through the smaller holes as well.

  13. Oval holes? Square holes? Rectangular holes? Triangular holes? Deep holes? Shallow holes? Or wide gaps such as under a door?

  14. Who knew shrews love peanut butter, and compete with mice for food?. Not I. The sound effects add humor to an otherwise squeamishly fecal filled forage.

  15. Who knew shrews love peanut butter and compete with mice for food? Not I. Sound effects added humor to an otherwise squeamish and fecal filled forage.

  16. Rarely does a mouse confront a perfectly round hole. I think that you should redo the experiment with 2" slots of various sizes.

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