Litter Size

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

How many baby Desert woodrats are in a litter?

A Desert woodrat (Neotoma lepida) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 33 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 6.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Neotoma). An adult Desert woodrat grows up to a size of 16.3 cm (0′ 7″).

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 woodrat is 2

The desert woodrat (Neotoma lepida) is a species of pack rat native to desert regions of western North America.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Desert woodrat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Desert woodrat

What other animals weight around 144 grams (0.32 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Desert woodrat

Also reaching around 16.3 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: