Posted: 12/03/2014 at 21:16
Sprig2. Usually mice go after the seeds, whether above or below soil level. Not denying that they may lke a bit of green stuff now and then. Probably in his attempt to get the sweet pea seed etc, the seeding was damaged and destroyed.
The general question regarding mice liking seeds. Seed is their staple diet. last summer. I entered my workshop. Mice were falling from the shelves and everywhere. Previously I had received an oredr of about forty to fifty pounds worth of wild bird seed an peanuts. Not thinking. I had left the sacks on the workshop floor. The mouse population had a feast day. Cleared the lot.
For anyone who keeps cage or aviary birds. Always check the bird seed, for signs of mouse activity. Contaminated seed will kill your birds. Also a ver strange thing. Believe it or not. Very few birds will eat spiders. I lost some cage birds, in the birdroom. No sign of mouse problems. However I found when moving some cages. Loads of spiders. A bit of microscopy and I discovered that. The urine or waste left by the spiders as they moved over the seed, actually poisoned the seed and the birds. So my sad loss perhaps also explains why few birds eat spiders.