Litter Size

How many babies does a Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Chisel-toothed kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys microps) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 11.2 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 average litter size of a Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat is 2

The chisel-toothed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys microps) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.There are 13 sub-species. Saltbush leaves are a major dietary component, requiring specialized physiology to eliminate the salt while retaining water.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 56 grams (0.12 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 11.2 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: