Animal Age

How old does a African wading rat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a African wading rat reaches?

An adult African wading rat (Colomys goslingi) usually gets as old as 3 years.

When born, they weight 490 grams (1.08 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Colomys), their offspring is 2 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

The African wading rat or African water rat (Colomys goslingi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Colomys. It is native to Africa, where it occurs in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.An aquatic species, this rat is found in and around streams and pools in rainforest habitat, and sometimes in grassland and savanna regions.

Animals of the same family as a African wading rat

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Muridae):

Animals that reach the same age as African wading rat

With an average age of 3 years, African wading rat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies African wading rat

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as African wading rat

A fully grown African wading rat reaches around 62 grams (0.14 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a African wading rat

Those animals grow as big as a African wading rat: