Litter Size

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

How many baby African wading rats are in a litter?

A African wading rat (Colomys goslingi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 490 grams (1.08 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Colomys). An adult African wading rat grows up to a size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″).

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 wading rat or African water rat (Colomys goslingi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Colomys. It is native to Africa, where it occurs in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.An aquatic species, this rat is found in and around streams and pools in rainforest habitat, and sometimes in grassland and savanna regions.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with African wading rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a African wading rat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a African wading rat

What other animals weight around 62 grams (0.14 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a African wading rat

Also reaching around 12.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: