Litter Size

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

How many baby Djoongaris are in a litter?

A Djoongari (Pseudomys praeconis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 29 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 19.1 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Pseudomys). An adult Djoongari grows up to a size of 10.6 cm (0′ 5″).

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.

Djoongari – Pseudomys fieldi – is a species of rodent in the murid family. The common names have included the Shark Bay and Alice Springs mouse. The range of the species in Australia has become restricted to four islands in the Shark Bay area. It was once found throughout the western two thirds of Australia but it suffered greatly after the arrival of Europeans and feral animals. Its range was reduced to coastal sand dunes on Bernier Island, leaving it severely endangered. In 2003 the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) released some Shark Bay mice onto Faure Island in the hope of creating another population. Despite the presence of owls the reintroduction was successful and the population quickly grew to a larger size than that of Bernier Island, no longer leaving the species on the brink of extinction.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Djoongari

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Djoongari

What other animals weight around 39 grams (0.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Djoongari

Also reaching around 10.6 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: