Animal Weight

How much does a Baird’s pocket gopher weight?

It is hard to guess what a Baird’s pocket gopher weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Baird’s pocket gopher (Geomys breviceps) on average weights 136 grams (0.3 lbs).

The Baird’s pocket gopher is from the family Geomyidae (genus: Geomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 15 cm (0′ 6″). On average, Baird’s pocket gophers can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 2.

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.

Baird’s pocket gopher or the Louisiana pocket gopher (Geomys breviceps) is a species of pocket gopher that is native to the southern United States. In total, there are three almost identical species of eastern pocket gopher; Geomys attwateri, G. bursarius, and G. breviceps. G. breviceps is larger in size, G. attwateri is medium-sized and G. bursarius is a bit smaller. Other than by size variation they are not identifiable by external features. Baird’s pocket gophers are small rodents with most of their weight on the top half of their bodies.Baird’s pocket gopher is native to eastern Texas, western Louisiana, eastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas. It is a burrowing creature, meaning it digs tunnels and generally lives underground, except during the rainy seasons. It has sharp, long, curved front claws designed specifically for digging. Generally, it is safe from predators since it lives underground, though other burrowing rodents such as badgers and long tailed weasels may pose a threat. Baird’s pocket gopher has bacteria in its digestive system, allowing it to digest various grasses and it is able to re-ingest fecal pellets. It is polygamous and has a high reproductive rate, which is one of the main reasons for its survival. On average, Baird’s pocket gopher has two to three babies per litter. It lives about 1 to 2 years in the wild.

Animals of the same family as a Baird’s pocket gopher

We found other animals of the Geomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Baird’s pocket gopher

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Geomys breviceps:

Animals with the same size as a Baird’s pocket gopher

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Baird’s pocket gopher:

Animals with the same litter size as a Baird’s pocket gopher

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Baird’s pocket gopher: