Animal Size

Bush rat size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) reaches an average size of 15.8 cm (0′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 3.42 years, they grow from 4 grams (0.01 lbs) to 124 grams (0.27 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Bush rats have 4 babies about 3 times per year. The Bush rat (genus: Rattus) 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 bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) is a small Australian nocturnal animal. It is an omnivore and one of the most common indigenous species of rat on the continent, found in many heathland areas of Victoria and New South Wales.

Animals of the same family as a Bush rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Bush rat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Bush rat

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Bush rat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Bush rat:

Animals with the same weight as a Bush rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rattus fuscipes: