Animal Size

Pale field rat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Pale field rat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Pale field rat (Rattus tunneyi) reaches an average size of 15.1 cm (0′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 169 grams (0.37 lbs). A Pale field rat has 5 babies at once. The Pale field rat (genus: Rattus) 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 pale field rat, (Rattus tunneyi), is a small mammal endemic to Australia. They are a nocturnal and herbivorous rodent who reside throughout the day in shallow burrows made in loose sand. Once widespread, the range has become greatly reduced and it is restricted to the grasslands, sedges, and cane-fields at the north and east of the continent. The fur is an attractive yellow-brown colour, with grey or cream at the underside, and this medium-sized rat has a tail shorter than body.

Animals of the same family as a Pale field rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Pale field rat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Pale field rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a Pale field rat:

Animals with the same weight as a Pale field rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rattus tunneyi: