Animal Age

How old does a Brazilian spiny tree-rat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Brazilian spiny tree-rat reaches?

An adult Brazilian spiny tree-rat (Makalata armata) usually gets as old as 3.08 years.

When born, they weight 673 grams (1.48 lbs) and measure 2.2 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Echimyidae family (genus: Makalata), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 59.5 cm (2′ 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.

The Brazilian spiny tree rat (Makalata didelphoides) is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and Trinidad & Tobago where it lives in lowland tropical rainforest. There is also a population in Ecuador which is referable either to this species or to Makalata macrurus. It is nocturnal, and eats seeds.

Animals of the same family as a Brazilian spiny tree-rat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Brazilian spiny tree-rat

With an average age of 3.08 years, Brazilian spiny tree-rat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Brazilian spiny tree-rat

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Brazilian spiny tree-rat

A fully grown Brazilian spiny tree-rat reaches around 400 grams (0.88 lbs). So do these animals: