Litter Size

How many babies does a Brazilian guinea pig have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Brazilian guinea pigs are in a litter?

A Brazilian guinea pig (Cavia aperea) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 61 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 58 grams (0.13 lbs) and measure 20 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Cavia). An adult Brazilian guinea pig grows up to a size of 89 cm (3′ 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 Brazilian guinea pig is 2

The Brazilian guinea pig (Cavia aperea) (preĆ” in Portuguese) is a guinea pig species found in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.Cavia aperea has been successfully mated to the domestic guinea pig, Cavia porcellus, though many females become infertile in successive generations.Brazilian guinea pigs are mainly diurnal animals and are narrower and longer than domesticated guinea pigs.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Brazilian guinea pig is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Brazilian guinea pig

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Brazilian guinea pig

What other animals weight around 524 grams (1.16 lbs)?