Animal Weight

How much does a Bush rat weight?

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

An adult Bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) on average weights 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

The Bush rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Rattus). It is usually born with about 4 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 3.42 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 15.8 cm (0′ 7″). On average, Bush rats can have babies 3 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 Bush rat is 124 grams (0.27 lbs)

The bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) is a small Australian nocturnal animal. It is an omnivore and one of the most common indigenous species of rat on the continent, found in many heathland areas of Victoria and New South Wales.

Animals of the same family as a Bush rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Bush rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rattus fuscipes:

Animals with the same size as a Bush rat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Bush rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Bush rat:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Bush rat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Bush rat: