Litter Size

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

How many baby Alpine pikas are in a litter?

A Alpine pika (Ochotona alpina) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.1 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Ochotonidae family (genus: Ochotona). An adult Alpine pika 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 average litter size of a Alpine pika is 3

The alpine pika (Ochotona alpina) is a species of small mammal in the pika family, Ochotonidae. The summer pelage of different subspecies varies drastically but, in general, it is dark or cinnamon brown, turning to grey with a yellowish tinge during the winter. The alpine pika is found in western Mongolia, eastern Kazakhstan, and Russia (Tuva, Irkutsk, Altai, and Krasnoyarsk), as well as in China (northern Xinjiang and Heilongjiang), in very cold, mountainous regions. It is a generalist herbivore, and mainly forages on mosses, tree branches, pine nuts, and plant stems. It can emit three series of different vocalizations: a long call, a short call, and an alarm call. It is rated as a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

Other animals of the family Ochotonidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Alpine pika

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Alpine pika

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Alpine pika

What other animals weight around 150 grams (0.33 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Alpine pika

Also reaching around 17.5 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: