Jumping mice

Jumping mice

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Dipodidae
Subfamily : Zapodinae

 

Facts about the subfamily Zapodinae, the jumping mice

Jumping Mice is a great game for all the family.

The preferred habitat of Meadow Jumping Mice is open and grassy areas that are not too dry, such as beaver meadows, marshes, and stream banks.

5 meters and sometimes as far as 4 meters with the significant help of the long tail in balancing when jumping, the general appearance of jumping mice is somewhat like that of the kangaroo rat (Dipodomys) but members of the genus Zapus do not inhabit arid regions.

Comments on General Food Habits The diet of jumping mice is varied, including both vegetal (e.

The diet of jumping mice is varied, including both vegetal (e.

The biggest cause of death in jumping mice is the inability to put on enough brown fat in the fall to carry them through to spring. (Full text)

The biggest cause of death in jumping mice is the inability to put on enough brown fat in the fall to carry them through to spring. (Full text)

Jumping mice are the smallest of our true hibernators.

Reproduction: Two (rarely three) litters of two to eight (usually four to six) young meadow jumping mice are born to a female each year after a gestation period of 18 to 19 days. (Full text)

Jumping mice are found in moist, usually shrubby or wooded locations near streams or lakes.

Zapodidae: Jumping Mice Jumping mice are primarily nocturnal but occasionally are seen by day.

Meadow jumping mice are recognized for their extremely long tails and long hind feet.

Jumping mice are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Rodentia, family Zapodidae.

Terrestrial Ecology Meadow jumping mice are mainly nocturnal and are active only during the warmer months. (Full text)

Kent Holsinger, an attorney for the Denver group, said the meadow jumping mice are abundant enough to survive without federal protection.

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