Litter Size

How many babies does a African marsh rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby African marsh rats are in a litter?

A African marsh rat (Dasymys incomtus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 6.87 kg (15.15 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Dasymys). An adult African marsh rat grows up to a size of 17.5 cm (0′ 7″).

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 African marsh rat or common dasymys (Dasymys incomtus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are moist savanna, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and swamps.

Other animals of the family Muridae

African marsh rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with African marsh rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a African marsh rat

What other animals weight around 128 grams (0.28 lbs)?