How many baby Algerian mouses are in a litter?
A Algerian mouse (Mus spretus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.1 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mus). An adult Algerian mouse grows up to a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″).
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 Algerian mouse, or western Mediterranean mouse, (Mus spretus) is a wild species of mouse closely related to the house mouse, native to open habitats around the western Mediterranean.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Algerian mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Handleyomys alfaroi with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Plains rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Euryoryzomys nitidus weighting only 55 grams
- Gleaning mouse weighting only 35 grams
- Saunder’s vlei rat weighting only 34 grams
- African pygmy mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Southern multimammate mouse with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Isarog striped shrew-rat weighting only 140 grams
- Greater Wilfred’s mouse weighting only 46 grams
- Dark bolo mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Algerian mouse
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Social vole
- Wood lemming
- Bobrinski’s jerboa
- Midday jird
- Javan warty pig
- Lesser fat-tailed jerboa
- Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse
- Euphrates jerboa
- Pacific jumping mouse
- Mountain weasel
Animals with the same weight as a Algerian mouse
What other animals weight around 16 grams (0.04 lbs)?
- Hairy-footed dunnart weighting 15 grams
- Woermann’s bat weighting 16 grams
- Malagasy slit-faced bat weighting 17 grams
- Abrothrix andinus weighting 18 grams
- Tomes’s sword-nosed bat weighting 15 grams
- Brown flower bat weighting 16 grams
- Gerbil leaf-eared mouse weighting 17 grams
- Lesser yellow bat weighting 19 grams
- Semon’s leaf-nosed bat weighting 14 grams
- Chestnut dunnart weighting 16 grams