Animal Weight

How much does a Asian house shrew weight?

It is hard to guess what a Asian house shrew weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Asian house shrew (Suncus murinus) on average weights 43 grams (0.09 lbs).

The Asian house shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Suncus). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 2.5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.6 cm (0′ 5″). On average, Asian house shrews can have babies 9 times per year with a litter size of 3.

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 Asian house shrew is 43 grams (0.09 lbs)

The Asian house shrew (Suncus murinus), house shrew, grey musk shrew, Asian musk shrew or Indian musk shrew is a widespread, adaptable species of shrew found mainly in South Asia but introduced widely throughout Asia and eastern Africa. It is a large shrew with a strong musk smell, and is related to the Etruscan shrew.This species is locally called chuchunder in India and is mentioned in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, as a nocturnal inhabitant of houses in India, by the name of chuchundra. However, Kipling’s mistaken use of the name ‘musk rat’ has led to confusion with the unrelated North American muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), and the latter species, not found in India, was (erroneously) illustrated in the Jungle Book.This house shrew is categorized as a species of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It is also considered an invasive species and implicated in the demise of several island lizard species.

Animals of the same family as a Asian house shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Asian house shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Suncus murinus:

Animals with the same size as a Asian house shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Asian house shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Asian house shrew:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Asian house shrew

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Asian house shrew: