• Gestation period: 21 days
• Litter Size: 3-7
• Young are weaned: 17 days after birth
• Typical Foods: herbivorous; feeds mostly on bulbs, tubers, and seeds
This little vole has thick, soft, auburn colored fur with whitish or silvery underparts.
Habitat and Habits
Pine voles are found in eastern deciduous forests. They live on the forest floor in the thick layers of leaves and loose soil.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
Pine voles are monogamous animals and mating takes place in the spring through the fall. Females produce more than one litter per year, with an average of three to seven young per litter. Nests are located under stumps or logs.