The four-striped field mouse is a tiny rodent with four stripes down the middle of it's back, usually in shades of black, white, or brown. They can be found in Kruger National Park and just about anywhere in South Africa. They are very common animals to see on a daily basis. The animal has a wide habitat tolerance. It can live in a wide range of places from a desert fringe to a wet rainy climate high in the mountains. Although they can live almost anywhere, grass and water are essential for it to survive anywhere.

The four-striped field mouse is an omnivore. It will occasionally eat insects but most of the time it will snack on seeds and other plant material such as leaves and sometimes even the petals of flowers. This rodent likes to eat a lot and build up fat to prepare for winter and they do this to make sure it can survive during long periods of limited food supply.

The four-striped field mouse will have babies in the summer. Males are very territorial during breeding season and have a lesser home range. The average litter size is from five to six babies, and are helpless and blind when they are born. The dark lines on an adults back are still present on a baby's when they are born and the baby's wander from the nest after two weeks.

The four-striped field mouse is active during the day and hides when night comes in the burrows they dig. This is because they cannot maintain their body temperature if it is under 30 degrees. Their borrows are deep underground containing many tunnels and openings with some tunnels leading to their feeding grounds. They cover their holes with compacted dirt, grass, and twigs to keep other animals out, but they sometimes keep them open.

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