It is hard to guess what a Louise’s spiny mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Louise’s spiny mouse (Acomys louisae) on average weights 20 grams (0.04 lbs).
The Louise’s spiny mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Acomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.48 meter (4′ 11″).
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.
Louise’s spiny mouse (Acomys louisae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and rocky areas.
Animals of the same family as a Louise’s spiny mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat with a weight of 62 grams
- Neacomys spinosus with a weight of 19 grams
- Caucasian snow vole with 5 babies per litter
- Olive grass mouse with a weight of 39 grams
- Lesser ranee mouse with a size of 6.5 cm (0′ 3″)
- Large Luzon forest rat with a size of 24 cm (0′ 10″)
- Gray spiny mouse with a size of 8.5 cm (0′ 4″)
- Toad mouse with a weight of 8 grams
- White-tipped tufted-tailed rat with a weight of 100 grams
- Turkestan rat with 4 babies per litter
Animals with the same weight as a Louise’s spiny mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Acomys louisae:
- Oligoryzomys flavescens bringing 21 grams to the scale
- Least forest mouse bringing 21 grams to the scale
- Colombian forest mouse bringing 19 grams to the scale
- Krebs’s fat mouse bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Thespian grass mouse bringing 24 grams to the scale
- Northern red-backed vole bringing 19 grams to the scale
- Savanna path shrew bringing 16 grams to the scale
- One-toothed shrew mouse bringing 21 grams to the scale
- Narrow-nosed harvest mouse bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Small-toothed harvest mouse bringing 20 grams to the scale