Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Perognathinae
Facts about the subfamily Perognathinae, the pocket mice
Areas where they may still be found are privately owned and access to search for Salinas Pocket Mice is difficult to acquire.
Distribution: The geographic range of Los Angeles Pocket Mice is restricted to lower elevation grasslands and Coastal Sage associations in the Los Angeles Basin, from approximately Burbank and San Fernando on the northwest to San Bernardino on the northeast, and Cabazon, Hemet, and Aguanga on the east and southeast.
Pesticides, such as products to control Pocket Mice, are regulated by State Departments of Agriculture.
Pocket mice are smaller cousins of kangaroo rats.
Pocket Mice is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.
This smallest and rarest of the little pocket mice is restricted to specialized habitats in the vicinity of the Pacific coast, between Los Angeles and the Mexican border.
The smallest of the Spiny Pocket Mice is about the size of Nibbler the House Mouse and the largest is twice as big. (Full text)
11/15/04 Pocket Mice is an army, better yet the navy. (Full text)
Cornett Pocket mice are one of the most common groups of rodents found in the Coachella Valley. (Full text)
Pocket mice are nocturnal (Full text)
Kangaroo rats and pocket mice are all nocturnal, burrowing animals with external fur-lined cheek pouches for storing and transporting the seeds that are their primary food. (Full text)
During the cold parts of winter, hispid pocket mice are usually inactive, but do not become torpid. (Full text)
Habits: Silky pocket mice are strictly nocturnal, foraging from late twilight to near daybreak. (Full text)
The pocket mice are always on the alert and ready for flight when occasion demands. (Full text)
Rock pocket mice are generally light-colored and live on light-colored rocks. (Full text)