Meadow Jumping Mouse
• Peak Breeding Activity: April-May
• Gestation period : 18-21 days
• Litter Size: 4-5
• Typical Foods: seeds, insects and fruits
This olive-yellow mouse has a long tail and large hind feet that help to distinguish it from other mammals.
Habitat and Habits
The meadow jumping mouse lives in a variety of habitats with herbaceous cover, but it prefers low, moist grasslands. Wooded areas are avoided.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
The breeding season occurs after hibernation in April or May. Females will produce two to three litters per year.