It is hard to guess what a Tiny fat mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Tiny fat mouse (Steatomys parvus) on average weights 5 grams (0.01 lbs).
The Tiny fat mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Steatomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 30 cm (1′ 0″).
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 tiny fat mouse (Steatomys parvus) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.It favours sandy and cultivated areas, rocky hills, open woodland and grassy plains. The depth of its burrow varies between a minimum of 40 cm and one metre; the burrow contains few passageways, with a central chamber filled with fibers and grass.
Animals of the same family as a Tiny fat mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Eurasian harvest mouse with a weight of 7 grams
- Large mosaic-tailed rat with a weight of 209 grams
- Mexican harvest mouse with a weight of 15 grams
- Balkan snow vole with a weight of 56 grams
- Delicate mouse with 1 babies per litter
- European pine vole with a weight of 17 grams
- Slender Oldfield mouse with a weight of 77 grams
- Annandale’s rat with a weight of 197 grams
- Shaw’s jird with a weight of 90 grams
- Lesser small-toothed rat with a size of 15.8 cm (0′ 7″)
Animals with the same weight as a Tiny fat mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Steatomys parvus:
- Eisentraut’s pipistrelle bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Chinese pipistrelle bringing 5 grams to the scale
- De Winton’s long-eared bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Lesser sheath-tailed bat bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Iberian shrew bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Schlieffen’s bat bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Sahelian tiny shrew bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Elegant myotis bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Light-winged lesser house bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Climbing shrew bringing 5 grams to the scale