The little pocket mouse is a rodent species that lives in Baja California and in the western part of the United States. It is a common species with no threats to the population.
The pocket mouse lives in arid and semiarid areas with grasses, sagebrush and other areas with scrubby vegetation. Other preferred habitats include desert riparian, desert scrub, desert wash, and coastal scrub.
This species is nocturnal and is active during the first couple hours after sunset and sporadic activity throughout the night. in winter, it hibernates and is active between the months of April and November. It forages for seeds, plants and small invertebrates and carries it back to its burrow using its cheek pouches.
It’s main diet consists of green vegetation. In the springtime, they consume green vegetation of forbs, grasses as well as shrubs. During the summer, fall and winter months they eat grass seeds.
The population of the pocket mouse is steady with no known threats. It has been listed as Least Concern in the IUCN list.