What Do Field Mice Eat in Winter

Field mice are a small mouse species that live independently in the field as the name already alludes. They are quite solitary but will if they need to survive depend on a small band of fellow-field mice to get through some rough patches. The field mouse is quite cute in appearance, and this has to do with its large beady black eyes, large feet, brown fur, white underbelly, and big ears relative to its head size.

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The field mouse has a vegetarian diet that consists of eating seeds, mostly from other vegetables that grow near the nest. In fact, the field mouse will usually nest 3-10 ft away from the food source in most cases. They also have a love of fruit and berries as well as other peculiar foods such as snails, caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers and even fungi that are grown underground.  They also feed on carrion, the decaying meat of dead animals.

Feld mice are scavengers which means to go out and collect food to consume on the spot or collect which they will store in their nest for further consumption. On the other hand, these mice are prey to a lot of predators which include and are not of course limited to cats, dogs, wolfs, snakes, owls, and rabbits.

These mice are nocturnal in nature which means that they are active at nighttime and inactive at daylight.  A big part of their time is spent going to sites which they are familiar with and looking for food there. They are very careful rodents and do not like taking chances and so will take a quick little sniff to check if everything is alright.

Field mice in the winter have the habit of storing different types of food. They store all kinds of fruits, berries, and other food to which they do not have access to in the winter. They are even known to survive on tree bark during the winter! Field mice, unlike other animals, do not have the habit to go into hibernation and so will build nests in the winter with materials that have plenty of insulating qualities. You can think of grass, paper, or rags, and may even end up looking like a clump of whatever material their nest is made of.

Field mice rarely venture inside, but when they do, they can easily settle in basements and crawl spaces and might even go a step further where they go to the kitchen. These mice have the ability to take advantage of whatever situation they are in and turn it around. The field mouse will give birth to about 4 litters every year and these litters are made up of 7 mice in total. So you can imagine how horrible a mouse infestation would be!

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