Animal Weight

How much does a Namaqua rock rat weight?

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

An adult Namaqua rock rat (Aethomys namaquensis) on average weights 57 grams (0.13 lbs).

The Namaqua rock rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Aethomys). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 14.1 cm (0′ 6″). On average, Namaqua rock rats can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 3.

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 Namaqua rock rat is 57 grams (0.13 lbs)

The Namaqua rock rat (Aethomys namaquensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is sometimes included in the genus Micaelamys.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are temperate forest, dry savanna, temperate shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, rocky areas, hot desert, temperate desert, rocky shores, arable land, rural gardens, and urban areas.Parasites include the chigger species: Afropolonia tgifi, Gahrliepia nana, Acomatacarus thallomyia, Hyracarus lawrencei, Herpetacarus aethomys, Herpetacarus longispinus, and Zumptrombicula misonnei.

Animals of the same family as a Namaqua rock rat

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Animals with the same weight as a Namaqua rock rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Aethomys namaquensis:

Animals with the same litter size as a Namaqua rock rat

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