Animal Weight

How much does a Amazon bamboo rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Amazon bamboo rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Amazon bamboo rat (Dactylomys dactylinus) on average weights 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

The Amazon bamboo rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Dactylomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 28.5 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Amazon bamboo rat is 650 grams (1.43 lbs)

For Asian bamboo rats (family: Spalacidae), see Bamboo rat.The Amazon bamboo rat (Dactylomys dactylinus) is a species of spiny rat from the Amazon Basin of South America. It is also referred to as coro-coro, Toró, Rato-do-Bambú, or Rata del Bambú in different parts of its range. The bamboo rat prefers to reside in areas of dense vegetation, such as clumps of bamboo or in the canopy. It is an arboreal browser, consuming primarily leaves and spending much of its time off the ground. Because the Amazon bamboo rat spends most of its time in heavily forested areas, it is difficult to observe, and not much is known about its habits.

Animals of the same family as a Amazon bamboo rat

We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Amazon bamboo rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dactylomys dactylinus:

Animals with the same size as a Amazon bamboo rat

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