Litter Size

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

How many baby Canyon mouses are in a litter?

A Canyon mouse (Peromyscus crinitus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Peromyscus). An adult Canyon mouse grows up to a size of 8.2 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 canyon mouse (Peromyscus crinitus), is a gray-brown mouse found in many states of the western United States and northern Mexico. Its preferred habitat is arid, rocky desert. It is the only species in the Peromyscus crinitus species group.Canyon mice eat seeds, green vegetation, and insects. They breed in the spring and summer. Females can produce multiple litters of between two and five young every year. Canyon mice are nocturnal and are active through the year. They usually nest among or below rocks in burrows.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Canyon mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Canyon mouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Canyon mouse

What other animals weight around 16 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Canyon mouse

Also reaching around 8.2 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: