Himalayan Field Mouse

Himalayan Field Mouse

The Himalayan field mouse, also known as the Southwestern Asian field mouse, is a small rodent species found in the Himalayan region of Nepal. They are primarily nocturnal and are active during the night.

The Himalayan field mouse has brownish-gray fur with a white underside. They have large ears and eyes, which help them to navigate through their environment in the dark. They are omnivores and feed on seeds, grains, insects, and other small invertebrates.

These small rodents are an important prey species for many predators, including owls, snakes, and carnivorous mammals. They have a relatively short lifespan, with an average of only one to two years in the wild.

While the Himalayan field mouse is not considered endangered, their populations are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation due to human activities. Conservation efforts are underway to protect their habitats and prevent further declines in their populations.

If you are lucky enough to spot a Himalayan field mouse on your wildlife safari in Nepal, you may be amazed by its agility and small size. These tiny creatures are an important part of the ecosystem and play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of nature.