Animal Weight

How much does a Southern mountain cavy weight?

It is hard to guess what a Southern mountain cavy weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Southern mountain cavy (Microcavia australis) on average weights 261 grams (0.58 lbs).

The Southern mountain cavy is from the family Caviidae (genus: Microcavia). It is usually born with about 30 grams (0.07 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 20 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Southern mountain cavys can have babies 4 times per year with a litter size of 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.

The average adult weight of a Southern mountain cavy is 261 grams (0.58 lbs)

The southern mountain cavy (Microcavia australis) is a species of South American rodent in the family Caviidae.

Animals of the same family as a Southern mountain cavy

We found other animals of the Caviidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern mountain cavy

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microcavia australis:

Animals with the same size as a Southern mountain cavy

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Southern mountain cavy

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Southern mountain cavy: