Animal Size

Lesser hamster-rat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Lesser hamster-rat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Lesser hamster-rat (Beamys hindei) reaches an average size of 14.9 cm (0′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 75 grams (0.17 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 3 grams (0.01 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Lesser hamster-rats have 3 babies about 5 times per year. The Lesser hamster-rat (genus: Beamys) is a member of the family Muridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The lesser hamster-rat or long-tailed pouched rat (Beamys hindei) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Animals of the same family as a Lesser hamster-rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Lesser hamster-rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Lesser hamster-rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Lesser hamster-rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Lesser hamster-rat:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser hamster-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Beamys hindei: