Litter Size

How many babies does a Agile kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Agile kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Agile kangaroo rat (Dipodomys agilis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 59 grams (0.13 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Agile kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 7.9 cm (0′ 4″).

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 agile kangaroo rat (Dipodomys agilis) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in Baja California, Mexico and southern California in the United States.Relatively little information has been published on the natural history, life history, ecology, or behavior of the agile kangaroo rat. The species appears to be part of the Californian kangaroo rat radiation, which is derived from a common ancestor with Ord’s kangaroo rat. Best compared 19 morphological measurements from specimens from 34 populations across the species range, and concluded that the species is monotypic. An observational study found distinct habitat differences between the agile and Stephens’s kangaroo rats, with the agile preferring more shrubs and lighter soils.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Agile kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Agile kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Agile kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 60 grams (0.13 lbs)?