Jabba the Hutt is an immense creature. Sluglike in appearance, he and other Hutts are quite large. Hutts belong to a species of gastropods that are known for their size.
But how much does a Hutt weigh? They are about as large as a small car or rhinoceros, but smaller than an elephant. Hutts weigh about 3,000 lbs, but this average can vary between individuals and fluctuate over a lifespan.
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How Heavy Is a Hutt?
The Hutt family belongs to a group of species of snail-like creature known as gastropods. Hutts are usually hermaphrodites with both male and female organs and live in an area of the Star Wars galaxy called Hutt Space.
They have as large an appetite for food as they do for power. Jabba is one Hutt known for being a crime lord; with both power and size.
On average, a typical Hutt weighs about 1,500 kilograms, or 3,300 lbs. Much of this weight is due to the large body and tail of a Hutt. These creatures also have sizeable heads with flaring nostrils.
Hutts do not have a skeleton, but an internal mantle that serves to support the frame and head. The base of their bodies act somewhat like a foot, allowing them to move in a slithering manner.
In comparison, a Hutt weighs as much as a small car, but does not usually become as heavy as an elephant, which usually weighs 5,000 lbs or more.
This is the size of a full-grown adult Hutt, who also averages a length of 4 meters, or 13 feet. But size and heaviness do vary by age.
How Large Do Hutts Become?
It takes time for Hutts to reach 3000 lbs, and Hutts are known to live for a long time.
When Hutts are first born, they weighed about 100 grams, or .22 lbs. They are quite small and blind. So, they spend about 50 years in a pouch to grow larger.
After emerging from the pouch, Hutts usually weighs about 70 kg, or 154 lbs. These “Huttlets,” are about 1 foot 5 inches in height, as reflected in Jabba’s son Rotta.
It then takes about 200 years for Hutts to become adults. By that point, they are about 500 kg, or 1,100 lbs.
From there, Hutts can grow to become an average of 1,500 kgs, or 3,300 lbs. This is the adult weight, however, and could take up to 1,000 years to reach.
The book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know specifies that the Hutts have a lengthy growth cycle. Hutts grow from less than a foot tall to the size of Jabba the Hutt, at least 3,000 lbs.
It is the older members of the species who reach these larger proportions. Some Hutts became so large that they can no longer move by their own will.
Who Is the Fattest Hutt in Star Wars?
There have been quite a few Hutts. Some of them include Durga, Grondo, Shala, and, of course, Jabba the Hutt. But Aruk Besadii Aora could be the fattest Hutt of all time.
Aruk the Great was a criminal leader during the Separtist Crisis and known for being one the largest Hutts. This Hutt became so large that he could not move without help.
Although the exact weight of Aruk is not specified, we may assume that this Hutt weighed more than 3,000 lbs. The same goes for Mama Hutt.
Mama Hutt is known as an obese female Hutt who lived around the time of the Clone Wars. She is Jabba’s grandmother and assumed to be larger than average. Yet, her precise weight is not known.
So, these two Hutts may be the fattest. However, if we put two Hutts together, we have a better indication of a more precise weight.
The Book of Boba Fett series revealed two more Hutts. They were twins, a male and female, both cousins of Jabba the Hutt.
They have been described as “two massive Hutts” who collectively weigh about 6,000 lbs., or 2,700 kgs. Ironically, they are carried on a litter by servants, which either indicates the strength of the servants or the litter.
How Much Do Hutts Weigh?
Adults Hutts weigh quite a bit, usually around 3,000 lbs. Over the course of their lives they grow from less than a pound to this large size.
The adult weight of a Hutt is comparable to a rhinoceros, but not as large as an elephant. However, collectively the twin Hutts in The Book of Boba Fett could be as large as an elephant.
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