Animal Weight

How much does a Golden spiny mouse weight?

It is hard to guess what a Golden spiny mouse weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Golden spiny mouse (Acomys russatus) on average weights 42 grams (0.09 lbs).

The Golden spiny mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Acomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, Golden spiny mouses have 2 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 Golden spiny mouse is 42 grams (0.09 lbs)

The golden spiny mouse (Acomys russatus) gets its name from the reddish-orange spiny fur that covers its body from head to tail. This coarse, inflexible fur is thought to protect it from predation. Aside from the golden fur that covers its head and upper parts, its flanks are yellow and its underside is pale. It has gray legs with pale feet and black soles. It is also described as having a small, but distinct white spot under each eye. It is often found in the wild missing a part or all of its tail because it is able to shed this as a defense mechanism. However, it is not known how this is done, how often it can occur, or under what conditions. It lives an average of three years in the wild. It is omnivorous and feeds on seeds, desert plants, snails, and insects. Living in desert regions, it is a xeric animal that obtains water from the plants that it eats and produces very concentrated urine in order to conserve water. A. russatus is naturally nocturnal, but adapts to being diurnal when it shares a habitat with A. cahirinus.

Animals of the same family as a Golden spiny mouse

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Golden spiny mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Acomys russatus:

Animals with the same size as a Golden spiny mouse

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Golden spiny mouse

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Golden spiny mouse: