Litter Size

How many babies does a Dusky field rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Dusky field rats are in a litter?

A Dusky field rat (Rattus sordidus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rattus). An adult Dusky field rat grows up to a size of 15.9 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 dusky field rat (Rattus sordidus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. In Australia it is found in northern Queensland and along the east coast as far south as Shoalwater Bay.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Dusky field rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Dusky field rat

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dusky field rat

What other animals weight around 157 grams (0.35 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Dusky field rat

Also reaching around 15.9 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: