Litter Size

How many babies does a Afghan pika have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Afghan pikas are in a litter?

A Afghan pika (Ochotona rufescens) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 24 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Ochotonidae family (genus: Ochotona). An adult Afghan pika grows up to a size of 19.7 cm (0′ 8″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Afghan pika is 6

The Afghan pika (Ochotona rufescens) is a species of small mammal in the pika family, Ochotonidae. It is found in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan and the IUCN lists it as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Ochotonidae

Afghan pika is a member of the Ochotonidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Afghan pika

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Afghan pika

What other animals weight around 250 grams (0.55 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Afghan pika

Also reaching around 19.7 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: