Animal Size

Common shrew size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Common shrew (Sorex araneus) reaches an average size of 7.3 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 2 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 9 grams (0.02 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Common shrews have 6 babies about 2 times per year. The Common 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 common shrew (Sorex araneus), also known as the Eurasian shrew, is the most common shrew, and one of the most common mammals, throughout Northern Europe, including Great Britain, but excluding Ireland. It is 55 to 82 millimetres (2.2 to 3.2 in) long and weighs 5 to 12 grams (0.2 to 0.4 oz), and has velvety dark brown fur with a pale underside. Juvenile shrews have lighter fur until their first moult. The common shrew has small eyes, a pointed, mobile snout and red-tipped teeth. It has a life span of approximately 14 months.Shrews are active day and night, taking short periods of rest between relatively long bursts of activity.

Animals of the same family as a Common shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Common shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Common shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (6) as a Common shrew:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Common shrew

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Common shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Common shrew

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