Animal Weight

How much does a Gould’s mouse weight?

It is hard to guess what a Gould’s mouse weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Gould’s mouse (Pseudomys gouldii) on average weights 49 grams (0.11 lbs).

The Gould’s mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Pseudomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.8 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Gould's mouse is 49 grams (0.11 lbs)

Gould’s mouse (Pseudomys gouldii) lived in eastern inland Australia, and was named after John Gould. It was slightly smaller than a black rat, and quite social, living in small family groups that sheltered by day in a nest of soft, dry grass in a burrow. It usually dug burrows at a depth of 15 cm under bushes. Gould’s mouse was common and widespread before European settlement, but disappeared rapidly after the 1840s, perhaps being exterminated by cats. Alternatively, it may have been out-competed by the introduced rats and mice, succumbed to introduced diseases or been affected by grazing stock and changed fire regimes. Despite extensive survey work in its known range, the last specimens were collected in 1856–57, and it is presumed to be extinct.There is some speculation that this species was in fact an eastern population of the Shark Bay mouse (Pseudomys fieldi). Once the Alice Springs mouse was thought to be extinct but with genetic testing in 1998 scientists confirmed that the Alice Springs mouse was also the Shark Bay mouse, and this could also one day happen between Gould’s mouse and the Shark Bay mouse.

Animals of the same family as a Gould’s mouse

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Gould’s mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudomys gouldii:

Animals with the same size as a Gould’s mouse

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