Litter Size

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

How many baby California kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A California kangaroo rat (Dipodomys californicus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 59 grams (0.13 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult California kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 11.5 cm (0′ 5″).

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 California kangaroo rat (Dipodomys californicus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. However, populations are declining, having not fully recovered after the drought in California from 2013-2015 destroyed their habitat (the grasslands) and changed it into desert.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

California kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with California kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a California kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 85 grams (0.19 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a California kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 11.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: