Litter Size

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

How many baby Boodies are in a litter?

A Boodie (Bettongia lesueur) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 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 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Potoroidae family (genus: Bettongia). An adult Boodie grows up to a size of 33.1 cm (1′ 2″).

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 Boodie is 1

The boodie (Bettongia lesueur), also known as the burrowing bettong, or Lesueur’s rat-kangaroo, is a small marsupial. Its population is an example of the effects of introduced animals on Australian fauna and ecosystems. Once the most common macropodiform mammal on the whole continent, the boodie now only lives on off-lying islands and in a newly introduced population on the mainland at Shark Bay. This animal, first collected during an 1817 French expedition of the west coast, was named after Charles Lesueur, an artist and naturalist who accompanied a previous French expedition.

Other animals of the family Potoroidae

Boodie is a member of the Potoroidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Boodie

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Boodie

Other animals that usually reach the age of 10 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Boodie

What other animals weight around 1.45 kg (3.19 lbs)?