Litter Size

How many babies does a Beach vole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Beach voles are in a litter?

A Beach vole (Microtus breweri) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Beach vole grows up to a size of 12.7 cm (0′ 5″).

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 beach vole (Microtus breweri) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in the United States, and its natural habitat is temperate grassland.Muskeget Island, between Nantucket, Massachusetts and Marthas Vineyard is the only known home of the beach vole, also known as the Muskeget vole. There is a question whether the Muskeget vole is a unique species or a subspecies of the meadow vole (M. pennsylvanicus).

Other animals of the family Muridae

Beach vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Beach vole

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Beach vole

Also reaching around 12.7 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: