· Head: Large black beady eyes and a pointed nose. Ears are larger with very little fur covering them.
· Body: Petite, round and slender. They range from 7 to 10 cm long. Body is bicolored; light brown/red top and white underbelly and feet.
· Tail: Short and distinctly bicolored. Covered with short fine hairs and the tail can be anywhere from 5 to 13 cm in length.
Behavior, Diet & Habits
They love to build their nests within hollow logs, tree holes, under piles of stones or logs. Mostly seen in prairies or rural/bushy or wooded areas. They will avoid humans if they live indoors, preferring attics, basements or crawl spaces.
During winter, deer mice enter domestic spaces to look for food and warmth. Their nests will be constructed with fur, weeds, seed and paper. They can be sluggish during cold months but they do not hibernate.
They will hoard food supplies and still actively search for food near their nesting area. Mesa AZ Pest Control Company
Primarily herbivorous, but will consume other things. Preferred diet is:
· Seeds, nuts, small fruits, insects and berries
A Deer Mouse reaches maturity in about 7 to 8 weeks. Females can produce 2 to 4 litters a year, mainly during warmer months. A litter can contain three to five babies, but they can have as many as eight. In the wild they live typically 2 to 24 months, but in captivity they have been known to live as long as 8 years. Mesa AZ Pest Control Company
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