Animal Age

How old does a Mountain degu get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Mountain degu reaches?

An adult Mountain degu (Octodontomys gliroides) usually gets as old as 7.33 years.

Mountain degus are around 104 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 5.1 cm (0′ 3″). As a member of the Octodontidae family (genus: Octodontomys), their offspring is 2 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 28 cm (1′ 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.

A Mountain degu gets as old as 7.33 years

The mountain degu (Octodontomys gliroides) is a species of rodent in the family Octodontidae. It is monotypic within the genus Octodontomys. It is found in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Animals of the same family as a Mountain degu

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

Animals that reach the same age as Mountain degu

With an average age of 7.33 years, Mountain degu are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Mountain degu

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as Mountain degu

A fully grown Mountain degu reaches around 154 grams (0.34 lbs). So do these animals: