Litter Size

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

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

A Delany’s mouse (Delanymys brooksi) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 122 grams (0.27 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Delanymys). An adult Delany’s mouse grows up to a size of 40 cm (1′ 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 Delany's mouse is 3

Delany’s mouse or Delany’s swamp mouse (Delanymys brooksi) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is the only species in the genus Delanymys and the only extant member of subfamily Delanymyinae, which also contains the fossil genus Stenodontomys. It was previously placed in subfamily Petromyscinae, but it is apparently not closely related to Petromyscus. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Delany’s mouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Delany’s mouse

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Delany’s mouse

What other animals weight around 4 grams (0.01 lbs)?