Field Vole

Microtus agrestis

Appearance

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  • Their head and body length is between 3 1/8" and 5" , with weight ranging from 14 to 50g.
  • Field voles have grey–brown fur with pale grey under–parts.
  • They have small eyes and ears and a short tail.

Lifecycle

  • They breed during March to October.
  • Females produce 4 to 6 young after a gestation period of 18 to 20 days.
  • They can live for up to two years.

Habits

  • Field voles inhabit grassland, meadows and marshland and they mainly feed on green leaves and grasses.
  • In the summer they are generally nocturnal. However in the winter when food is scarce, they also come out during the day.

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