| Sagebrush Voles usually live in colonies in semiarid, partly brushy habitat. The dominant plants where they live are sagebrush or rabbitbrush mixed with bunchgrass. A colony's network of burrows may have 8 to 30 entrances and interconnecting tunnels, which are often paved with grass or sage clippings. Sagebrush Voles eat a wide variety of fresh green vegetation. Unlike other rodents that live in dry habitats, they do not eat seeds or keep food stores. They are active year-round, at any time of day or night, but windy weather drives them belowground.
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