Animal Weight

How much does a Black-footed tree-rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Black-footed tree-rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Black-footed tree-rat (Mesembriomys gouldii) on average weights 716 grams (1.58 lbs).

The Black-footed tree-rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Mesembriomys). It is usually born with about 34 grams (0.07 lbs). They can live for up to 3.83 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 30.1 cm (1′ 0″). On average, Black-footed tree-rats can have babies 4 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.

The average adult weight of a Black-footed tree-rat is 716 grams (1.58 lbs)

The black-footed tree-rat also known as Djintamoonga (Mesembriomys gouldii) is one of two endemic arboreal rat species from the genus Mesembriomys found in the northern regions of Australia.The species is one of the largest murids found in Australia.

Animals of the same family as a Black-footed tree-rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-footed tree-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mesembriomys gouldii:

Animals with the same size as a Black-footed tree-rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Black-footed tree-rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Black-footed tree-rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Black-footed tree-rat:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Black-footed tree-rat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Black-footed tree-rat: