Animal Weight

How much does a Emin’s pouched rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Emin’s pouched rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Emin’s pouched rat (Cricetomys emini) on average weights 1.28 kg (2.82 lbs).

The Emin’s pouched rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Cricetomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 3 cm (0′ 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 Emin's pouched rat is 1.28 kg (2.82 lbs)

Emin’s pouched rat (Cricetomys emini), also known as the African pouched rat, is a large rat of the muroid superfamily. It is related to Cricetomys gambianus, the Gambian pouched rat. Both species belong to Cricetomys, the genus of the giant pouched rats.These animals were introduced into the exotic pet trade, but have been banned by the CDC and FDA after an outbreak of monkeypox. They are easily tamed.

Animals of the same family as a Emin’s pouched rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Emin’s pouched rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cricetomys emini: