Animal Weight

How much does a House mouse weight?

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

An adult House mouse (Mus musculus) on average weights 19 grams (0.04 lbs).

The House mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Mus). It is usually born with about 1 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 6 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.1 cm (0′ 3″). On average, House mouses can have babies 4 times per year with a litter size of 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 House mouse is 19 grams (0.04 lbs)

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, large rounded ears, and a long and hairy tail. It is one of the most abundant species of the genus Mus. Although a wild animal, the house mouse has benefited significantly from associating with human habitation to the point that truly wild populations are significantly less common than the semi-tame populations near human activity.The house mouse has been domesticated as the pet or fancy mouse, and as the laboratory mouse, which is one of the most important model organisms in biology and medicine. The complete mouse reference genome was sequenced in 2002.

Animals of the same family as a House mouse

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a House mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mus musculus:

Animals with the same litter size as a House mouse

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a House mouse:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a House mouse

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a House mouse: