How many baby Chestnut climbing mouses are in a litter?
A Chestnut climbing mouse (Dendromus mystacalis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Dendromus). An adult Chestnut climbing mouse grows up to a size of 62.4 cm (2′ 1″).
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 chestnut climbing mouse (Dendromus mystacalis) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae.It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are dry savanna and moist savanna.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Chestnut climbing mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Nectomys rattus weighting only 249 grams
- Great Key Island giant rat raching a size of 27.5 cm (0′ 11″)
- Oligoryzomys nigripes weighting only 34 grams
- Miller’s striped mouse weighting only 49 grams
- Northern Luzon giant cloud rat weighting around 1.75 kilograms (3.86 lbs)
- Euryoryzomys macconnelli weighting only 62 grams
- Greater stick-nest rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Glacier rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Melanomys zunigae weighting only 53 grams
- Round-tailed muskrat with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Chestnut climbing mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Yucatan deer mouse
- Striped hog-nosed skunk
- South American coati
- Woolly hare
- Small Japanese mole
- American hog-nosed skunk
- Gambian pouched rat
- Nagtglas’s African dormouse
- Emin’s gerbil
- Common punaré
Animals with the same weight as a Chestnut climbing mouse
What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Crowned shrew weighting 9 grams
- Brazilian brown bat weighting 9 grams
- Wood’s slit-faced bat weighting 7 grams
- Bourret’s horseshoe bat weighting 8 grams
- Dwarf little fruit bat weighting 9 grams
- Small mouse-tailed bat weighting 9 grams
- Western barbastelle weighting 8 grams
- Triaenops rufus weighting 9 grams
- Rufous mouse-eared bat weighting 7 grams
- Pale shrew tenrec weighting 7 grams