Litter Size

How many babies does a Desmarest’s hutia have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Desmarest’s hutias are in a litter?

A Desmarest’s hutia (Capromys pilorides) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 125 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 199 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 37.5 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Capromyidae family (genus: Capromys). An adult Desmarest’s hutia grows up to a size of 46 cm (1′ 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 Desmarest's hutia is 2

The Desmarest’s hutia (Capromys pilorides), also known as the Cuban hutia, is a species of rodent endemic to Cuba, although an extinct subspecies is known from the Cayman Islands. Weighing up to 8.5 kg (19 lb), it is the largest of the extant species of hutia (the extinct giant hutias were far larger).

Other animals of the family Capromyidae

Desmarest’s hutia is a member of the Capromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Desmarest’s hutia

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Desmarest’s hutia

Other animals that usually reach the age of 11.33 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Desmarest’s hutia

What other animals weight around 5.2 kg (11.46 lbs)?