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  • Mouse item sprite
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Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell10 SC
Research5 required
Not to be confused with the Rat(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), a similar critter which spawns in the Graveyard biome.

The Mouse is a critter that spawns in the Underground and Cavern layers. Its small size and speed can make it difficult to spot even in well-lit conditions, although it occasionally squeaks. The Mouse has only 5 health and no defense, and can only be damaged by players.

The Mouse can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Mouse Cage). Once crafted, the Mouse cannot be released again, unless the furniture item is de-crafted via Shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).

The Mouse can be spawned by the Mouse Statue, however statue-spawned critters cannot be caught with any Bug Net, and will disappear in a puff of smoke when the player attempts to do so.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, there is a 1/400 (0.25%) chance for a Gold Mouse to spawn in place of an ordinary one.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Mouse CageMouse CageBy Hand
Mouse StatueMouse Statue(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) and Ecto Mist(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • Unlike most critters, nearby town NPCs do not increase the spawn rate of Mice.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Mouse: "Mice squeak around harmlessly, looking for small insects in damp underground locations."