Animal Age

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

What is the maximal age a Silky pocket mouse reaches?

An adult Silky pocket mouse (Perognathus flavus) usually gets as old as 5 years.

Silky pocket mouses are around 26 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 37 grams (0.08 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Perognathus), a Silky pocket mouse caries out around 3 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 Silky pocket mouse gets as old as 5 years

The silky pocket mouse (Perognathus flavus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in northern and central Mexico and the southwest region of the United States. It is a species of least concern, according to the IUCN, with no known major threats. The silky pocket mouse eats seeds, succulent parts of plants and nuts, and carries food in its cheek pouches. It lives in low valley bottoms with soft soils, among weeds and shrubs, where it burrows in the sand to bury seed caches. The species is more tolerant of harsh habitat conditions than other pocket mice.

Animals of the same family as a Silky pocket mouse

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

Animals that reach the same age as Silky pocket mouse

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

Animals with the same number of babies Silky pocket mouse

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

Weighting as much as Silky pocket mouse

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

Animals as big as a Silky pocket mouse

Those animals grow as big as a Silky pocket mouse: