Litter Size

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

How many baby Chinese bamboo rats are in a litter?

A Chinese bamboo rat (Rhizomys sinensis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rhizomys). An adult Chinese bamboo rat grows up to a size of 21 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Chinese bamboo rat is 3

The Chinese bamboo rat (Rhizomys sinensis) is a species of rodent in the family Spalacidae found in southern China, southern Myanmar, and northern Vietnam. Its habitat is bamboo thickets usually at high elevations, pine forests, and plantations.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Chinese bamboo rat

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once: