Litter Size

How many babies does a Banner-tailed kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Banner-tailed kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) 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 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Banner-tailed kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 14.1 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Banner-tailed kangaroo rat is 2

The banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in arid environments in the southwestern United States and Mexico where it lives in a burrow by day and forages for seeds and plant matter by night.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Banner-tailed kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Banner-tailed kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Banner-tailed kangaroo rat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Banner-tailed kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 125 grams (0.28 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Banner-tailed kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 14.1 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: