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.
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:
- Southern spiny pocket mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Giant kangaroo rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Merriam’s kangaroo rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Merriam’s pocket mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Ord’s kangaroo rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Pale kangaroo mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Lined pocket mouse weighting only 23 grams
- Spiny pocket mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Nelson’s kangaroo rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Big-eared kangaroo rat weighting only 78 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Transbaikal zokor
- Asian palm civet
- Mexican volcano mouse
- Red spiny rat
- Broad-footed mole
- Savanna gerbil
- Broad-striped dasyure
- Comb-toed jerboa
- Kobe mole
- Taiwanese brown-toothed shrew
Animals with the same weight as a Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse
What other animals weight around 73 grams (0.16 lbs)?
- Southern mole vole weighting 80 grams
- Robert’s hocicudo weighting 83 grams
- Sonoma chipmunk weighting 75 grams
- Master leaf-eared mouse weighting 68 grams
- Puna mouse weighting 84 grams
- Common mole-rat weighting 74 grams
- Strong-tailed Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Glacier rat weighting 64 grams
- Ghana rufous-nosed rat weighting 85 grams
- Eastern mole weighting 87 grams