Animal Weight

How much does a Lesser bandicoot rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Lesser bandicoot rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Lesser bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis) on average weights 227 grams (0.5 lbs).

The Lesser bandicoot rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Bandicota). It is usually born with about 4 grams (0.01 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 4 cm (0′ 2″). On average, Lesser bandicoot rats can have babies 5 times per year with a litter size of 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 Lesser bandicoot rat is 227 grams (0.5 lbs)

The lesser bandicoot rat, Sindh rice rat or Indian mole-rat (Bandicota bengalensis) is a giant rat of Southern Asia, not related to the true bandicoots which are marsupials. They can be up to 40 cm long (including the tail), are considered a pest in the cereal crops and gardens of India and Sri Lanka, and emit piglike grunts when attacking. The name bandicoot is derived from the Telugu language word pandikokku, which translates loosely to “pig-rat”. Like the better known rats in the genus Rattus, bandicoot rats are members of the family Muridae. Their fur is dark or (rarely) pale brown dorsally, occasionally blackish, and light to dark grey ventrally. The head-body length is around 250 mm, and the uniformly dark tail is shorter than the head-body length.

Animals of the same family as a Lesser bandicoot rat

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Animals with the same weight as a Lesser bandicoot rat

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Animals with the same litter size as a Lesser bandicoot rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (7) as a Lesser bandicoot rat: