Litter Size

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

How many baby Dassie rats are in a litter?

A Dassie rat (Petromus typicus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 30 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 9.2 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Petromuridae family (genus: Petromus). An adult Dassie rat grows up to a size of 100 cm (3′ 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 average litter size of a Dassie rat is 1

The dassie rat (Petromus typicus) is an African rodent found among rocky outcroppings. It is the only living member of its genus, Petromus, and family, Petromuridae. The name “dassie” means “hyrax” in Afrikaans, and the two animals are found in similar habitats. Petromus means “rock mouse” and dassie rats are one of many rodents sometimes called rock rats. The family and genus names are sometimes misspelled as Petromyidae and Petromys.

Animals that share a litter size with Dassie rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dassie rat

What other animals weight around 224 grams (0.49 lbs)?