Litter Size

How many babies does a California pocket mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby California pocket mouses are in a litter?

A California pocket mouse (Chaetodipus californicus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Chaetodipus). An adult California pocket mouse grows up to a size of 9.4 cm (0′ 4″).

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 California pocket mouse is 4

The California pocket mouse (Chaetodipus californicus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

California pocket mouse is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with California pocket mouse

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a California pocket mouse

What other animals weight around 23 grams (0.05 lbs)?