Animal Weight

How much does a Gray-tailed vole weight?

It is hard to guess what a Gray-tailed vole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Gray-tailed vole (Microtus canicaudus) on average weights 29 grams (0.06 lbs).

The Gray-tailed vole is from the family Muridae (genus: Microtus). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, Gray-tailed voles have 4 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 Gray-tailed vole is 29 grams (0.06 lbs)

The gray-tailed vole (Microtus canicaudus) also known as the gray-tailed meadow vole or gray-tailed meadow mouse, is a rodent in the genus Microtus (small-eared “meadow voles”) of the family Cricetidae. Voles are small mammals, and this species lies roughly in the middle of their size range. First collected in 1895, it is endemic to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, and Clark County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Historically, they were found in the prairie areas of the Valley and, though many of these areas have been converted for agricultural purposes, these animals remain common. For reasons that remain unclear, vole population densities in any area may fluctuate widely from season to season and year to year. They are preyed upon by owls, hawks, and carnivorous mammals, and their parasites include fleas and ticks. These voles build burrows and complex tunnel networks, which they sometimes share with other burrowing animals. Relatively little is known about their behavior in the wild, because they are elusive and unlikely to enter traps.

Animals of the same family as a Gray-tailed vole

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Gray-tailed vole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microtus canicaudus:

Animals with the same size as a Gray-tailed vole

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Gray-tailed vole

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