Animal Size

Florida mouse size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus) reaches an average size of 10.4 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 7.33 years, they grow from 2 grams (0 lbs) to 30 grams (0.07 lbs). A Florida mouse has 2 babies at once. The Florida mouse (genus: Podomys) 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.

The Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Podomys, which is the only mammal genus endemic to Florida. The Florida mouse (also known as the big-eared deermouse, the Florida deermouse, and the gopher mouse) is found only in a limited area in central peninsular Florida and in one small area in the Florida panhandle. The mouse inhabits some of Florida’s hottest and driest areas in the high pinelands, sandhills, flatlands, and coastal scrub.The mouse is an omnivore, measures 195 mm (7.7 in) in total length, has relatively large ears, and displays brown to orange upperparts and white underparts. The mouse breeds throughout the year, and raises its two or three young per litter in the nesting chambers and passages it constructs in the burrow of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Real estate development and a decline in the gopher tortoise population threaten the mouse’s future. The species is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Animals of the same family as a Florida mouse

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Florida mouse

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Florida mouse

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Florida mouse:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Florida mouse

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Florida mouse:

Animals with the same weight as a Florida mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Podomys floridanus: