If you’re wondering what is the home of a mouse called, there isn’t a specific name for the holes they dig and live in – they are just called holes.
Mice are great at adapting to their environments and live in all kinds of terrains across the world.
They are able to dig holes and build their network of tunnels in grasslands, dirt, and forestry areas easily, as well as using man-made structures and other holes they find to live in.
Field mice are of course able to build their homes in fields. Beach mice are able to make their homes in the sand, and various other breeds live in different environments.
They burrow into holes to protect their food supplies and hide from predators. Common predators include birds, cards, foxes, and wild dogs.
Being nocturnal creatures mice sleep during the day. They are sometimes spotted in the daylight, but more often than not they will be sleeping in their holes.
Mice live colonies in the wild. Both with families and also with some other mice they allow into their circle. They mark their territory with urine and feces and will fight with other mice that enter their territory if they feel threatened.
Their holes and homes do not cover a huge area. Mice will usually nest up near a food and water source and live in this small area until they need to move on due to predators, changes in the landscape, or the need to find more food.
What Do I Do If I Find a Mice Home Outside?
If you find a mouse hole the best thing you can do is leave it alone.
Don’t interfere with nature, mice set up a delicate environment and disturbing this could potentially be fatal to them.
Sometimes when disturbed mice will flee where they are living and may leave babies behind that are not able to care for themselves.
If you have a problem with mice in your home this is different. I understand you want to get rid of them. You can do so humanely and resituate them far away from your house.