Animal Weight

How much does a European water vole weight?

It is hard to guess what a European water vole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult European water vole (Arvicola terrestris) on average weights 120 grams (0.26 lbs).

The European water vole is from the family Muridae (genus: Arvicola). It is usually born with about 5 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.3 cm (0′ 8″). On average, European water voles 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 European water vole is 120 grams (0.26 lbs)

The European water vole or northern water vole (Arvicola amphibius, included in synonymy: A. terrestris), is a semi-aquatic rodent. It is often informally called the water rat, though it only superficially resembles a true rat. Water voles have rounder noses than rats, deep brown fur, chubby faces and short fuzzy ears; unlike rats their tails, paws and ears are covered with hair.In the wild, on average, water voles only live about five months. Maximum longevity in captivity is two and a half years.

Animals of the same family as a European water vole

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a European water vole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Arvicola terrestris:

Animals with the same size as a European water vole

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

Animals with the same litter size as a European water vole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a European water vole:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a European water vole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a European water vole: