Rufous Bettong Animal Facts
- Length: 34-48cm
- Tail: 31-41 cm (12-16 in)
- Weight: 1.3-3kg
- Social unit: Variable
- Status: Least concern
Rufous bettong animal Grizzled red-brown fur over the body gives this rat-kangaroo its name of rufous bettong, although some fur is white.
It uses its grasping tail to gather grasses and stems for its tall, cone-shaped nest, which it builds on the woodland floor, often against a log or tree; one individual may have 5 such refuges.
The diet is fungi, grass, roots, leaves, flowers, seeds, and small inyuprtohrnton. The single young leaves the pouch after 16 weeks.