What Is The Difference Between Rat And Mouse?

Rat vs Mouse

It’s very confusing to differentiate between Rat and Mouse because they may look quite similar, especially when they pass quickly near your feet. Anyway, here are a few points that make them differ from each other.

rat vs mouse

The Rat has an elongated body, pointed nose, elongated skulls, large ears with no hair. Its tail is long, thick and hairless. The eyes and feet are very big and with a lot of hair on the body.


The Mice are smaller mammals than rats. They have pointed nose, small head, and feet, small rounded ears with some hair, and a very long, thin tail with some hair.