Animal Size

Brazilian porcupine size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Brazilian porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) reaches an average size of 46.9 cm (1′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 17.25 years, they grow from 411 grams (0.91 lbs) to 4.12 kg (9.08 lbs). A Brazilian porcupine has 1 babies at once. The Brazilian porcupine (genus: Coendou) is a member of the family Erethizontidae.

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 average adult size of a Brazilian porcupine is  (1' 7

The Brazilian porcupine. (Coendou prehensilis) is a porcupine found in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Bolivia and Trinidad, with a single record from Ecuador. It inhabits tropical forests at elevations up to 1500 m.The body is covered with short, thick spines which are whitish or yellowish in color, mixed with the darker hair, while the underside is grayish. The lips and nose are fleshy. The tail is prehensile, with the tip curling upward so as to get a better grip on tree branches. This porcupine can grow to forty inches long (1 m), but half of that is tail. It weighs about nine pounds (4.1 kg). No spines are found on the tail, which is long (330–485 mm). Its feet are reflective of their arboreal lifestyle, well-adapted for gripping branches, with four long-clawed toes on each.

Animals of the same family as a Brazilian porcupine

We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Brazilian porcupine

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Brazilian porcupine

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Brazilian porcupine:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Brazilian porcupine

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Brazilian porcupine:

Animals with the same weight as a Brazilian porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Coendou prehensilis: