It is hard to guess what a Kemp’s thicket rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Kemp’s thicket rat (Thamnomys kempi) on average weights 75 grams (0.17 lbs).
The Kemp’s thicket rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Thamnomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 100 cm (3′ 4″).
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.
Kemp’s thicket rat (Thamnomys kempi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.It is threatened by habitat loss.
Animals of the same family as a Kemp’s thicket rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Taiwan vole with a weight of 46 grams
- Lesser short-tailed gerbil with a weight of 17 grams
- Wood lemming with a weight of 30 grams
- Sikkim rat with a size of 19 cm (0′ 8″)
- Puna mouse with a weight of 84 grams
- Mindanao hairy-tailed rat with a weight of 186 grams
- Dusky mosaic-tailed rat with a size of 15.2 cm (0′ 6″)
- Lorentz’s mosaic-tailed rat with a weight of 150 grams
- Tristram’s jird with a weight of 112 grams
- Cerrado mouse with a weight of 24 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Kemp’s thicket rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Thamnomys kempi:
- Cliff chipmunk bringing 63 grams to the scale
- Van Deusen’s rat bringing 67 grams to the scale
- Red hocicudo bringing 82 grams to the scale
- Akodon aerosus bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Indian bush rat bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Cauca climbing mouse bringing 89 grams to the scale
- Patagonian opossum bringing 78 grams to the scale
- Oldfield white-bellied rat bringing 81 grams to the scale
- Gray-collared chipmunk bringing 61 grams to the scale
- California chipmunk bringing 73 grams to the scale