Animal Weight

How much does a Dusky-footed woodrat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Dusky-footed woodrat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) on average weights 219 grams (0.48 lbs).

The Dusky-footed woodrat is from the family Muridae (genus: Neotoma). It is usually born with about 13 grams (0.03 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 20.8 cm (0′ 9″). On average, Dusky-footed woodrats 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.

The average adult weight of a Dusky-footed woodrat is 219 grams (0.48 lbs)

The dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) is a species of nocturnal rodent in the family Cricetidae. They are commonly called “packrats” or “trade rats” and build large, domed dens that can reach several feet in height. Coyotes and other predators will attempt to prey on these rodents by laying waste to the dens, but the sheer volume of material is usually dissuasive. Occasionally, dusky-footed woodrats will build satellite dens in trees. Although these animals are religiously solitary, except in the mating season (when they are most vulnerable to predation), dens are frequently found in clusters of up to several dozen, forming rough “communities”. The mating system in this species appears to be variable, with promiscuity most generally at high population densities and monogamy at lower densities.They are similar in appearance to the common rat species Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus, but with larger ears and eyes, softer coats, and furred tails. The California mouse, Peromyscus californicus, which has similar distribution, is sometimes found living in woodrat dens. Dens contain a nest and one or more “pantry” chambers which are used to store leaves and nuts for future consumption. The dental formula of Neotoma fuscipes is × 2 = 16.

Animals of the same family as a Dusky-footed woodrat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Dusky-footed woodrat

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

Animals with the same size as a Dusky-footed woodrat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Dusky-footed woodrat

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