Animal Weight

How much does a African pygmy mouse weight?

It is hard to guess what a African pygmy mouse weights. But we have the answer:

An adult African pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides) on average weights 6 grams (0.01 lbs).

The African pygmy mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Mus). It is usually born with about 1 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 3.08 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.9 cm (0′ 6″). On average, African pygmy mouses can have babies 4 times per year with a litter size of 4.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a African pygmy mouse is 6 grams (0.01 lbs)

The African pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides) is one of the smallest rodents. It is widespread within sub-Saharan Africa, and is kept as a pet in other parts of the world. Like the common house mouse, it is a member of the enormous superfamily Muroidea, which includes about 1000 different species.Grey to brick-red overall, it is pale on the underside and has small but prominent triangular ears. Adults are between 30 and 80 mm (1.2 and 3.1 in) long, with a 20 to 40 mm (0.79 to 1.57 in) tail, and weigh from 3 to 12 g (0.11 to 0.42 oz).African pygmy mice reach breeding age at about 6 to 8 weeks. Pregnancy lasts for around 20 days and the litter of about three young is born blind and hairless. Their eyes open after 2 weeks, and weaning is complete after 4 weeks. The lifespan is about 2 years, although individual specimens have been reported to live over 4 years in captivity.The African pygmy mouse has a number of unique traits. It stacks pebbles in front of its burrow. Overnight, the pebbles gather dew and in the morning, the pygmy mouse drinks the dew on the pebbles. After that, it retires to its den. Its method of sex determination has also been found to differ from most mammals in that rearrangements of the X chromosome have led to many XY individuals actually being female.They live in colonies or in pairs in grass close to water and are excellent climbers.

Animals of the same family as a African pygmy mouse

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Animals with the same weight as a African pygmy mouse

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Animals with the same litter size as a African pygmy mouse

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Animals with the same life expectancy as a African pygmy mouse

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