Litter Size

How many babies does a Desert hedgehog have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Desert hedgehogs are in a litter?

A Desert hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 36 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Paraechinus). An adult Desert hedgehog grows up to a size of 18.1 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 Desert hedgehog is 3

The desert hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus) is a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae.

Other animals of the family Erinaceidae

Desert hedgehog is a member of the Erinaceidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Desert hedgehog

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Desert hedgehog

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Desert hedgehog

What other animals weight around 352 grams (0.78 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Desert hedgehog

Also reaching around 18.1 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: