Litter Size

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

How many baby Desert pygmy mouses are in a litter?

A Desert pygmy mouse (Mus indutus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 9.9 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mus). An adult Desert pygmy mouse grows up to a size of 12.9 cm (0′ 6″).

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 pygmy mouse is 4

The desert pygmy mouse (Mus indutus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Desert pygmy mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Desert pygmy mouse

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Desert pygmy mouse

What other animals weight around 6 grams (0.01 lbs)?