Animal Age

How old does a Edible dormouse get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Edible dormouse reaches?

An adult Edible dormouse (Myoxus glis) usually gets as old as 9 years.

Edible dormouses are around 28 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Myoxidae family (genus: Myoxus), a Edible dormouse caries out around 5 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 16.7 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Edible dormouse gets as old as 9 years

The edible dormouse or fat dormouse (Glis glis) is a large dormouse and the only living species in the genus Glis, found in most of western Europe. Its name comes from the Romans, who ate them as a delicacy.

Animals of the same family as a Edible dormouse

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

Animals that reach the same age as Edible dormouse

With an average age of 9 years, Edible dormouse are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Edible dormouse

The same number of babies at once (5) are born by:

Weighting as much as Edible dormouse

A fully grown Edible dormouse reaches around 128 grams (0.28 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Edible dormouse

Those animals grow as big as a Edible dormouse: