Litter Size

How many babies does a Daurian pika have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Daurian pikas are in a litter?

A Daurian pika (Ochotona dauurica) 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 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Ochotonidae family (genus: Ochotona). An adult Daurian pika grows up to a size of 18 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Daurian pika is 5

The Daurian pika (Ochotona dauurica) is a small relative of rabbits and hares in the order Lagomorpha. It is well known for its “barking” alarm call, and for its peculiar habit of making hay to help survive the winter. There are 4 recognized subspecies, Ochotona dauurica annectens, O.d. bedfordi, O.d. dauurica, and O.d. mursavi. Daurian pikas, like other lagomorphs, are characterized by a secondary set of incisor teeth. They are sexually monomorphic, with thick reddish coats. Pikas have no external tail, and their ears are large and rounded. The auditory bullae, a feature of the skull of daurian pikas are small in comparison to many other pikas. This is thought to be related to their fairly low altitude habitat preference. They are considered keystone species within their habitat.

Other animals of the family Ochotonidae

Daurian pika is a member of the Ochotonidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Daurian pika

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Daurian pika

What other animals weight around 131 grams (0.29 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Daurian pika

Also reaching around 18 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: