Animal Size

African wading rat size: How big do they get?

How big does a African wading rat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown African wading rat (Colomys goslingi) reaches an average size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 3 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 62 grams (0.14 lbs). A African wading rat has 2 babies at once. The African wading rat (genus: Colomys) is a member of the family Muridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The African wading rat or African water rat (Colomys goslingi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Colomys. It is native to Africa, where it occurs in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.An aquatic species, this rat is found in and around streams and pools in rainforest habitat, and sometimes in grassland and savanna regions.

Animals of the same family as a African wading rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a African wading rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as African wading rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a African wading rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a African wading rat:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a African wading rat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a African wading rat:

Animals with the same weight as a African wading rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Colomys goslingi: