It is hard to guess what a Savile’s bandicoot rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Savile’s bandicoot rat (Bandicota savilei) on average weights 260 grams (0.57 lbs).
The Savile’s bandicoot rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Bandicota). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 4 cm (0′ 2″).
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.
Savile’s bandicoot rat (Bandicota savilei) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found in Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Animals of the same family as a Savile’s bandicoot rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Dormouse tufted-tailed rat with a weight of 69 grams
- Nectomys rattus with a weight of 249 grams
- Blanford’s rat with 2 babies per litter
- Woolly giant rat with a weight of 116 grams
- Large-scaled mosaic-tailed rat with a weight of 117 grams
- Fly River water rat with a size of 14.6 cm (0′ 6″)
- Plains harvest mouse with a weight of 10 grams
- Anderson’s gerbil with a weight of 31 grams
- Allen’s wood mouse with a weight of 20 grams
- Reed vole with 5 babies per litter
Animals with the same weight as a Savile’s bandicoot rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Bandicota savilei:
- Pteropus temmincki bringing 250 grams to the scale
- Belding’s ground squirrel bringing 272 grams to the scale
- Stoat bringing 284 grams to the scale
- Northern Idaho ground squirrel bringing 300 grams to the scale
- Sulawesi naked-backed fruit bat bringing 301 grams to the scale
- Golden Atlantic tree-rat bringing 243 grams to the scale
- Argentine tuco-tuco bringing 221 grams to the scale
- White-tailed olalla rat bringing 274 grams to the scale
- Rodrigues flying fox bringing 256 grams to the scale
- Southern pig-footed bandicoot bringing 220 grams to the scale