Animal Size

Eurasian pygmy shrew size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Eurasian pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus) reaches an average size of 5.7 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 4 grams (0.01 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Eurasian pygmy shrews have 6 babies about 1 times per year. The Eurasian 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 Eurasian pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus), often known simply as the pygmy shrew, is a widespread shrew of northern Eurasia. It is the only shrew native to Ireland.Active throughout the day and night, the Eurasian pygmy shrew lives in undergrowth and leaf litter and lives off small insects and invertebrates. It has an average weight of 4 grams and has one of the highest metabolic rates of any animal, meaning it must eat at regular intervals — every two hours or so.The breeding season lasts from April through to August. Females usually produce between two and eight young per litter and care for the young in an underground nest. Since the gestation period is just over three weeks, they can have up to five litters in one year, though the life span of a pygmy shrew is a little over 15 months.In April 2008, the greater white-toothed shrew was discovered in Ireland. While the introduction of the species will possibly sustain threatened birds of prey, such as the barn owl, the nonnative mammal could threaten some of the smaller native species, such as the Eurasian pygmy shrew.

Animals of the same family as a Eurasian pygmy shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Eurasian pygmy shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Eurasian pygmy shrew

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Eurasian pygmy shrew

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Eurasian pygmy shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Eurasian pygmy shrew

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