Animal Size

Bank vole size: How big do they get?

How big does a Bank vole get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) reaches an average size of 10.6 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 4.83 years, they grow from 1 grams (0 lbs) to 20 grams (0.04 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Bank voles have 4 babies about 3 times per year. The Bank vole (genus: Clethrionomys) 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.

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The bank vole (Myodes glareolus; formerly Clethrionomys glareolus) is a small vole with red-brown fur and some grey patches, with a tail about half as long as its body. A rodent, it lives in woodland areas and is around 100 millimetres (3.9 in) in length. The bank vole is found in much of Europe and in northwestern Asia. It is native to Great Britain but not to Ireland, where it has been accidentally introduced, and has now colonised much of the south and southwest.The bank vole lives in woodland, hedgerows and other dense vegetation such as bracken and bramble. Its underground chamber is lined with moss, feathers and vegetable fibre and contains a store of food. It can live for eighteen months to two years in the wild and over 42 months in captivity and is mostly herbivorous, eating buds, bark, seeds, nuts, leaves and fruits and occasionally insects and other small invertebrates. It readily climbs into scrub and low branches of trees although it is not as versatile as a mouse. It breeds in shallow burrows, the female rearing about four litters of pups during the summer.

Animals of the same family as a Bank vole

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Bank vole

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Bank vole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Bank vole:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Bank vole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Bank vole:

Animals with the same weight as a Bank vole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Clethrionomys glareolus: