The Dead Mouse is a perishable food item that goes bad as time passes. Dead Mice are commonly found in cupboards and drawers, and can be crafted into small animal meat using a kitchen or hunting knife. Mice can also be caught in mouse traps. Even though eating cooked mouse or rat removes more hunger than cooked small animal meat, the latter provides no negative effects, as opposed to mice and rats. Dead Mice take six in-game days to go stale, and ten in-game days to rot.