Litter Size

How many babies does a Black-footed tree-rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Black-footed tree-rats are in a litter?

A Black-footed tree-rat (Mesembriomys gouldii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 44 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 34 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mesembriomys). An adult Black-footed tree-rat grows up to a size of 30.1 cm (1′ 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 average litter size of a Black-footed tree-rat is 2

The black-footed tree-rat also known as Djintamoonga (Mesembriomys gouldii) is one of two endemic arboreal rat species from the genus Mesembriomys found in the northern regions of Australia.The species is one of the largest murids found in Australia.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Black-footed tree-rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Black-footed tree-rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Black-footed tree-rat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.83 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-footed tree-rat

What other animals weight around 716 grams (1.58 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Black-footed tree-rat

Also reaching around 30.1 cm (1′ 0″) in size do these animals: