Animal Age

How old does a Eurasian harvest mouse get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Eurasian harvest mouse reaches?

An adult Eurasian harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) usually gets as old as 5 years.

Eurasian harvest mouses are around 21 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.3 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Micromys), a Eurasian harvest mouse caries out around 5 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 2 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 5.9 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.

A Eurasian harvest mouse gets as old as 5 years

The harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia. It is typically found in fields of cereal crops, such as wheat and oats, in reed beds and in other tall ground vegetation, such as long grass and hedgerows. It has reddish-brown fur with white underparts and a naked, highly prehensile tail, which it uses for climbing. It is the smallest European rodent; an adult may weigh as little as 4 grams (0.14 oz). It eats chiefly seeds and insects, but also nectar and fruit. Breeding nests are spherical constructions carefully woven from grass and attached to stems well above the ground.

Animals of the same family as a Eurasian harvest mouse

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

Animals that reach the same age as Eurasian harvest mouse

With an average age of 5 years, Eurasian harvest mouse are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Eurasian harvest mouse

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

Weighting as much as Eurasian harvest mouse

A fully grown Eurasian harvest mouse reaches around 7 grams (0.02 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Eurasian harvest mouse

Those animals grow as big as a Eurasian harvest mouse: