Litter Size

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

How many baby Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouses are in a litter?

A Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys desmarestianus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 9 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Heteromys). An adult Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse grows up to a size of 46.9 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 spiny pocket mouse is 3

Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys desmarestianus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse

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