Animal Size

Long-tailed mouse size: How big do they get?

How big does a Long-tailed mouse get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Long-tailed mouse (Pseudomys higginsi) reaches an average size of 12.8 cm (0′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 63 grams (0.14 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 5 grams (0.01 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Long-tailed mouses have 2 babies about 2 times per year. The Long-tailed mouse (genus: Pseudomys) 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 long-tailed mouse (Pseudomys higginsi) is a native Australian mammal in the Order Rodentia and the Family Muridae. It is found only on the island of Tasmania. The long-tailed mouse is an omnivore that feeds on insects and a range of plants. It is found in forested areas, particularly in sub-alpine scree, and may live in burrows.The species reaches a weight of about 70 grams. It is distinguished from other species by its two-tone tail, which is white on the underside and dark above. The tail is 1.3 times longer than the head and body combined. It is stipulated that P.higginsi uses its tail for balance while leaping in habitat such as boulder screes.Fossils of this species have been found in Cloggs Cave, Buchan in eastern Victoria and were identified by palaeontologist Jeanette Hope. The date for the remains based on C-14 dating were between 12-20,000 years old.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed mouse

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed mouse

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Long-tailed mouse:

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-tailed mouse

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Long-tailed mouse:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudomys higginsi: