Litter Size

How many babies does a Andean mountain cavy have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Andean mountain cavys are in a litter?

A Andean mountain cavy (Microcavia niata) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 15 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 54 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 30 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 9.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Microcavia). An adult Andean mountain cavy grows up to a size of 20 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 Andean mountain cavy (Microcavia niata) is a species of rodent in the family Caviidae. It is found in Bolivia, Chile and Peru.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Andean mountain cavy is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Andean mountain cavy

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Andean mountain cavy

What other animals weight around 255 grams (0.56 lbs)?