Animal Weight

How much does a Malayan field rat weight?

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

An adult Malayan field rat (Rattus tiomanicus) on average weights 119 grams (0.26 lbs).

The Malayan field rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Rattus). It is usually born with about 4 grams (0.01 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19 cm (0′ 8″). Usually, Malayan field rats have 3 babies per litter.

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 Malayan field rat, Malaysian field rat or Malaysian wood rat, (Rattus tiomanicus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is nocturnal and mainly arboreal and is found in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is a common species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed it as being of “least concern”.

Animals of the same family as a Malayan field rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Malayan field rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rattus tiomanicus:

Animals with the same size as a Malayan field rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Malayan field rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Malayan field rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Malayan field rat: