Animal Weight

How much does a Haig’s tuco-tuco weight?

It is hard to guess what a Haig’s tuco-tuco weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Haig’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys haigi) on average weights 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

The Haig’s tuco-tuco is from the family Ctenomyidae (genus: Ctenomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 17.3 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Haig's tuco-tuco is 164 grams (0.36 lbs)

Haig’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys haigi), known regionally as the Patagonian tuco-tuco, is a South American hystricognath rodent. Like other tuco-tucos it is subterranean and thus not often observed, although the “tuc-tuc” call of the males can be heard near burrow sites, especially in early morning. Like most species in the genus Ctenomys, C. haigi are solitary, with one adult per burrow.Haig’s tuco-tuco is native to Argentine Patagonia. Its primary habitat is the Patagonian steppe, but it is also found in the Low Monte and Valdivian temperate rain forest ecoregions.

Animals of the same family as a Haig’s tuco-tuco

We found other animals of the Ctenomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Haig’s tuco-tuco

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ctenomys haigi:

Animals with the same size as a Haig’s tuco-tuco

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