Animal Age

How old does a Black-footed tree-rat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Black-footed tree-rat reaches?

An adult Black-footed tree-rat (Mesembriomys gouldii) usually gets as old as 3.83 years.

Black-footed tree-rats are around 44 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 34 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 8.9 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mesembriomys), a Black-footed tree-rat caries out around 2 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 4 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 30.1 cm (1′ 0″).

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.

A Black-footed tree-rat gets as old as 3.83 years

The black-footed tree-rat also known as Djintamoonga (Mesembriomys gouldii) is one of two endemic arboreal rat species from the genus Mesembriomys found in the northern regions of Australia.The species is one of the largest murids found in Australia.

Animals of the same family as a Black-footed tree-rat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Black-footed tree-rat

With an average age of 3.83 years, Black-footed tree-rat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Black-footed tree-rat

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

Weighting as much as Black-footed tree-rat

A fully grown Black-footed tree-rat reaches around 716 grams (1.58 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Black-footed tree-rat

Those animals grow as big as a Black-footed tree-rat: