Animal Size

American pygmy shrew size: How big do they get?

How big does a American pygmy shrew get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown American pygmy shrew (Sorex hoyi) reaches an average size of 5.3 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 3 grams (0.01 lbs). Talking about reproduction, American pygmy shrews have 5 babies about 1 times per year. The American pygmy shrew (genus: Sorex) is a member of the family Soricidae.

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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The American pygmy shrew (Sorex hoyi) is a small shrew found in Northern Alaska, Canada, and the northern United States, south through the Appalachian Mountains. It was first discovered in 1831 by naturalist William Cane in Georgian Bay, Parry Sound.This animal is found in northern coniferous and deciduous forests of North America. It is believed to be the second-smallest mammal in the world, but has an extremely large appetite for its size. Due to its fast metabolism, it needs to eat constantly. It digs through moist soils and decaying leaf litter for food.

Animals of the same family as a American pygmy shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a American pygmy shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as American pygmy shrew:

Animals with the same litter size as a American pygmy shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a American pygmy shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a American pygmy shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sorex hoyi: