How many baby Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouses are in a litter?
A Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse (Vandeleuria oleracea) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 362 grams (0.8 lbs) and measure 12.9 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Vandeleuria). An adult Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse grows up to a size of 1.51 meter (5′ 0″).
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 Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse (Vandeleuria oleracea) is a species of rodent found in South and Southeast Asia. It is known as ගස් මීයා by Sinhalese people.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Greater mole-rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Oryzomys gorgasi weighting only 60 grams
- Oecomys superans weighting only 73 grams
- Edith’s leaf-eared mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Mindoro climbing rat raching a size of 12.3 cm (0′ 5″)
- Microryzomys minutus weighting only 13 grams
- Tropical vlei rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Sikkim mountain vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Pygmy gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Mount Pirri isthmus rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once: