It is hard to guess what a Guinean gerbil weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Guinean gerbil (Tatera guineae) on average weights 103 grams (0.23 lbs).
The Guinean gerbil is from the family Muridae (genus: Tatera). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.7 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 Guinean gerbil (Gerbilliscus guineae) is a species of gerbil found in Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and possibly Liberia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, rocky areas and arable land, but it is mostly found in areas laterite or clay soils, and with variable amounts of vegetation and dense scrub. This species is described as common and has a stable population and a wide distribution, so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.
Animals of the same family as a Guinean gerbil
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Large tree mouse with a weight of 95 grams
- Chaco grass mouse with a weight of 51 grams
- Townsend’s vole with a weight of 52 grams
- Allen’s woodrat with a weight of 368 grams
- Bush rat with a weight of 124 grams
- Red tree vole with a weight of 22 grams
- Oecomys speciosus with a weight of 73 grams
- Lesser ricefield rat with a weight of 104 grams
- Yellow-bellied climbing mouse with a weight of 59 grams
- Giant naked-tailed rat with a weight of 745 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Guinean gerbil
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tatera guineae:
- Large tree mouse bringing 95 grams to the scale
- Sloggett’s vlei rat bringing 106 grams to the scale
- Long-eared chipmunk bringing 83 grams to the scale
- Kowari bringing 109 grams to the scale
- Cauca climbing mouse bringing 89 grams to the scale
- Brazilian spiny tree-rat bringing 108 grams to the scale
- Kimberley rock rat bringing 95 grams to the scale
- Peterson’s chinchilla mouse bringing 83 grams to the scale
- Brooke’s squirrel bringing 114 grams to the scale
- Franquet’s epauletted fruit bat bringing 119 grams to the scale