Animal Age

How old does a Dark kangaroo mouse get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Dark kangaroo mouse reaches?

An adult Dark kangaroo mouse (Microdipodops megacephalus) usually gets as old as 5.42 years.

When born, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.3 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Microdipodops), their offspring is 3 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 7.2 cm (0′ 3″).

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 dark kangaroo mouse (Microdipodops megacephalus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah in the United States.

Animals of the same family as a Dark kangaroo mouse

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

Animals that reach the same age as Dark kangaroo mouse

With an average age of 5.42 years, Dark kangaroo mouse are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Dark kangaroo mouse

The same number of babies at once (3) are born by:

Weighting as much as Dark kangaroo mouse

A fully grown Dark kangaroo mouse reaches around 12 grams (0.03 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Dark kangaroo mouse

Those animals grow as big as a Dark kangaroo mouse: