Animal Weight

How much does a Bush vlei rat weight?

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

An adult Bush vlei rat (Myotomys unisulcatus) on average weights 102 grams (0.22 lbs).

The Bush vlei rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Myotomys). It is usually born with about 12 grams (0.03 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 15.2 cm (0′ 6″). Usually, Bush vlei rats have 1 babies per litter.

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 vlei rat is 102 grams (0.22 lbs)

The bush vlei rat or Karoo bush rat (Myotomys unisulcatus formerly Otomys unisulcatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland. The Karoo rat uses behavioral adaptations to cope with the dry arid climate. It is a medium-sized rodent with a dark pellage on top and lighter underneath. It has light colored feet and a dark tail. The rat may have light colored fur around its eyes and the back of its ears.

Animals of the same family as a Bush vlei rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Bush vlei rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Myotomys unisulcatus:

Animals with the same size as a Bush vlei rat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Bush vlei rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Bush vlei rat: