Animal Size

Amazon bamboo rat size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Amazon bamboo rat (Dactylomys dactylinus) reaches an average size of 28.5 cm (1′ 0″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 650 grams (1.43 lbs). The Amazon bamboo rat (genus: Dactylomys) is a member of the family Echimyidae.

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.

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For Asian bamboo rats (family: Spalacidae), see Bamboo rat.The Amazon bamboo rat (Dactylomys dactylinus) is a species of spiny rat from the Amazon Basin of South America. It is also referred to as coro-coro, Toró, Rato-do-Bambú, or Rata del Bambú in different parts of its range. The bamboo rat prefers to reside in areas of dense vegetation, such as clumps of bamboo or in the canopy. It is an arboreal browser, consuming primarily leaves and spending much of its time off the ground. Because the Amazon bamboo rat spends most of its time in heavily forested areas, it is difficult to observe, and not much is known about its habits.

Animals of the same family as a Amazon bamboo rat

We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Amazon bamboo rat

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

Animals with the same weight as a Amazon bamboo rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dactylomys dactylinus: