Animal Weight

How much does a Meadow vole weight?

It is hard to guess what a Meadow vole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) on average weights 42 grams (0.09 lbs).

The Meadow vole is from the family Muridae (genus: Microtus). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 0.92 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.8 cm (0′ 5″). On average, Meadow voles can have babies 2 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 Meadow vole is 42 grams (0.09 lbs)

The meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus), sometimes called the field mouse or meadow mouse, is a North American vole found across Canada, Alaska and the northern United States. Its range extends farther south along the Atlantic coast. One subspecies, the Florida salt marsh vole (M. p. dukecampbelli), is found in Florida, and is classified as endangered. Previously it was also found in Chihuahua, Mexico, but has not been recorded since 1998.The meadow vole is active year-round, usually at night. It also digs burrows, where it stores food for the winter and females give birth to their young. Although these animals tend to live close together, they are aggressive towards one another. This is particularly evident in males during the breeding season. They can cause damage to fruit trees, garden plants, and commercial grain crops.

Animals of the same family as a Meadow vole

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Meadow vole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microtus pennsylvanicus:

Animals with the same size as a Meadow vole

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Meadow vole

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Meadow vole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Meadow vole: