Citation Daoudi S & Hoole J (2019) Here's what that house proud mouse was doing - plus five other animals who take cleaning seriously. The Conversation. 22.03.2019. https://theconversation.com/heres-what-that-house-proud-mouse-was-doing-plus-five-other-animals-who-take-cleaning-seriously-114040
Abstract First paragraph: A house proud mouse, considerately tidying up the workbench of the shed in which it lives, has been captured on video and shared online. The mouse pops out of a box, picks up some screws, nail clippers and a metal chain and carries them back into the box. It’s tempting to think the mouse is cleaning up its home in the same way that a human would. Of course, in biology, things are rarely that simple.