Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus)
Here are some facts about the Harvest mouse.
-Harvest mice live in tall grasses.
-They make there nest out of the tall grasses around them.
-There nests are about 4 inches in diameter.
-An adult Harvest mouse weighs about 5-11 g.
-They are about 1-3 inches tall, there tail is also 1-3 inches long.
-They can live at the most 7 years but in the wild they live for 6-18 months!:( They have a lot of predators!
-What do they eat?
*They eat mainly seeds and insect ; also fruit and nectar.
-They are very active night and day.
-While they are climbing they wrap their tail around the grass to have a better grip.
-When the Harvest mice are first born the look like pink little raisins!:D
-They are the smallest Rodent in Great Britain.
-They leave home when they are 17-19 days old! Imagine leaving home that early no wonder they die so fast!:)
I have a rat named Whoie and they really remind me of him except for the activeness. :)
Here are some videos of them: