There is no information available regarding the lifespan of short-tailed cane mice. The average lifespan of wild members of the subfamily Sigmodontinae is less than one year. Those living in captivity can live much longer, sometimes up to 5 years, probably due to adequate food supply and lack of predators.
- Nowak, R. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, Vol. 2, 6th Edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.