Yellow Necked Field Mouse

Apodemus flavicollis

Appearance

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  • Adults – Head and body: 3 3/4" to 4 3/4"; tail 3" – 4 5/16". Weight ranges between 14 and 45g.
  • They have brown fur on their backs and white on the underside with a distinctive complete band of yellow fur around the neck.
  • They have large ears, protruding eyes and a long tail.

Lifecycle

  • Breeding occurs from March or April until October, with gestation taking 25 or 26 days.
  • Young are fully weaned after about 18 days and usually start to breed the year following their birth.
  • Most mice do not survive longer than 12 months.

Habits

  • They can spoil or consume stored food or interfere with electrical wiring.
  • They prefer mature broad-leafed woodland and habitats such as hedges, rural gardens and buildings.
  • They are more likely to enter buildings than wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus).

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