Litter Size

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

How many baby Bush rats are in a litter?

A Bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rattus). An adult Bush rat grows up to a size of 15.8 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Bush rat is 4

The bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) is a small Australian nocturnal animal. It is an omnivore and one of the most common indigenous species of rat on the continent, found in many heathland areas of Victoria and New South Wales.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Bush rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Bush rat

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Bush rat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.42 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Bush rat

What other animals weight around 124 grams (0.27 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Bush rat

Also reaching around 15.8 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: