Litter Size

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

How many baby American pikas are in a litter?

A American pika (Ochotona princeps) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Ochotonidae family (genus: Ochotona). An adult American pika grows up to a size of 19 cm (0′ 8″).

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 American pika is 2

The American pika (Ochotona princeps), a diurnal species of pika, is found in the mountains of western North America, usually in boulder fields at or above the tree line. They are herbivorous, smaller relatives of rabbits and hares.

Other animals of the family Ochotonidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with American pika

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a American pika

Other animals that usually reach the age of 7 years:

Animals with the same weight as a American pika

What other animals weight around 158 grams (0.35 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a American pika

Also reaching around 19 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: