It is hard to guess what a Grant’s rock mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Grant’s rock mouse (Aethomys granti) on average weights 40 grams (0.09 lbs).
The Grant’s rock mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Aethomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 14.1 cm (0′ 6″).
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.
Grant’s rock mouse or Grant’s rock rat (Aethomys granti) is a species of rodent in the family Muridaefound only in South Africa. It is sometimes included in the genus Micaelamys.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas.
Animals of the same family as a Grant’s rock mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Euryoryzomys legatus with a weight of 61 grams
- Isarog shrew-rat with a weight of 122 grams
- Edith’s leaf-eared mouse with a weight of 40 grams
- Bunchgrass leaf-eared mouse with a weight of 43 grams
- Morgan’s gerbil mouse with a weight of 16 grams
- Emin’s pouched rat bringing 1.28 kilos (2.82 lbs) to the scale
- Long-tailed dwarf hamster with 5 babies per litter
- Indian gerbil with a weight of 138 grams
- Biting chinchilla mouse with a weight of 82 grams
- Unexpected cotton rat with a weight of 140 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Grant’s rock mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Aethomys granti:
- Elegant water shrew bringing 38 grams to the scale
- Great stripe-faced bat bringing 35 grams to the scale
- Black-eared mouse bringing 39 grams to the scale
- Shining thicket rat bringing 43 grams to the scale
- Long-tailed vole bringing 44 grams to the scale
- Hairy-tailed bolo mouse bringing 39 grams to the scale
- Himalayan striped squirrel bringing 45 grams to the scale
- Sepia short-tailed opossum bringing 36 grams to the scale
- Tonatia silvicola bringing 32 grams to the scale
- Chiruromys lamia bringing 47 grams to the scale