Litter Size

How many babies does a Dalton’s mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Dalton’s mouses are in a litter?

A Dalton’s mouse (Myomys daltoni) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Myomys). An adult Dalton’s mouse grows up to a size of 52.1 cm (1′ 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 Dalton's mouse is 5

Dalton’s mouse or Dalton’s praomys (Praomys daltoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo.Its natural habitats are dry savanna, rocky areas, and urban areas.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Dalton’s mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Dalton’s mouse

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dalton’s mouse

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