Litter Size

How many babies does a Brants’s whistling rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Brants’s whistling rats are in a litter?

A Brants’s whistling rat (Parotomys brantsii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 37 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 84 grams (0.19 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Parotomys). An adult Brants’s whistling rat grows up to a size of 51.7 cm (1′ 9″).

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 Brants's whistling rat is 2

Brants’s whistling rat or Brants’ whistling rat (Parotomys brantsii) is one of two species of murid rodent in the genus Parotomys. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and pastureland. It was first described in 1834 by the Scottish zoologist Andrew Smith who named it in honour of the Dutch zoologist and author Anton Brants.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Brants’s whistling rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Brants’s whistling rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Brants’s whistling rat

What other animals weight around 129 grams (0.28 lbs)?