How many baby Blanford’s rats are in a litter?
A Blanford’s rat (Madromys blanfordi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 167 grams (0.37 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Madromys). An adult Blanford’s rat grows up to a size of 45 cm (1′ 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.
Blanford’s rat (Madromys blanfordi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Madromys. Known as වලිග සුදු වන මීයා (meaning white-tailed wood rat) in Sinhala language.It is found throughout India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh (in Satkhira District).
Other animals of the family Muridae
Blanford’s rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Bush rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Cheesman’s gerbil with 8 babies per pregnancy
- Indian bush rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Melanomys robustulus weighting only 53 grams
- Euryoryzomys russatus weighting only 60 grams
- Neacomys tenuipes with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Darling Downs hopping mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Candango mouse weighting only 97 grams
- Western shrew mouse weighting only 21 grams
- Tullberg’s soft-furred mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Blanford’s rat
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: