Meadow Mice Skull Replica measures 1.0 in. Meadow Mice Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Known as Meadow Vole. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Meadow Mice are small rodents that grow to 3–9 in., depending on the species. Females can have five to ten litters per year, though with an average lifespan of three months and requiring one month to adulthood, two litters is the norm.

Gestation lasts for three weeks and the young voles reach sexual maturity in a month. As a result of this biological exponential growth, vole populations can grow very large within a short time. One mating pair can produce 100 offspring in a year.

The Meadow Mice are active year-round, usually at night. They are also called Field Mice or Meadow Mice. It also digs burrows, where it stores food for the winter and females give birth to their young.

Although Meadow Mice tend to live close together, they are aggressive towards one another. This is particularly evident in males during the breeding season. They can cause damage to fruit trees, garden plants, and commercial grain crops.

Most changes in activity are imposed by season, habitat, cover, temperature, and other factors. Field Mice have to eat frequently, and their active periods (every two to three hours) are associated with food digestion.

In Canada, Meadow Mice are active the first few hours after dawn and during the two-to four-hour period before sunset. Most of the inactive period is spent in the nest.

Meadow Mice eat most available species of grasses, sedges, and forbs, including many agricultural plant species. In summer and fall, grasses are cut into match-length sections to reach the succulent portions of the leaves and seedheads.

Leaves, flowers, and fruits of forbs are also typical components of the summer diet. Fungi, primarily endogones, have been reported in Meadow Vole diets.

They consume insects and snails, and scavenge on animal remains; cannibalism is frequent in periods of high population density.

In winter, Meadow Mice consume green basal portions of grass plants, often hidden under snow. Other winter diet components include seeds, roots, and bulbs.

They occasionally strip the bark from woody plants. Seeds and tubers are stored in nests and burrows.

Many predators eat Meadow Mice, including martens, owls, hawks, falcons, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, snakes, weasels, domestic cats and lynxes.

Vole bones are often found in the pellets of the short-eared owl, the northern spotted owl, the saw-whet owl, the barn owl, the great gray owl, and the northern pygmy owl.