Animal Age

How old does a Little pocket mouse get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Little pocket mouse reaches?

An adult Little pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris) usually gets as old as 8.25 years.

Little pocket mouses are around 22 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Perognathus), a Little pocket mouse caries out around 4 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 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 Little pocket mouse gets as old as 8.25 years

The little pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in Baja California and Sonora in Mexico and in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah in the United States. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is a common species and faces no particular threats and the IUCN has listed it as being of “least concern”.Five mice of this species travelled to and orbited the Moon 75 times in an experiment on board the Apollo 17 command module in December 1972. Four of the mice survived the trip. Six other little pocket mice were sent into orbit with Skylab 3 in July 1973, though these animals died only 30 hours into the mission due to a power failure.

Animals of the same family as a Little pocket mouse

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

Animals that reach the same age as Little pocket mouse

With an average age of 8.25 years, Little pocket mouse are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Little pocket mouse

The same number of babies at once (4) are born by:

Weighting as much as Little pocket mouse

A fully grown Little pocket mouse reaches around 8 grams (0.02 lbs). So do these animals: