Litter Size

How many babies does a Dusky-footed woodrat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Dusky-footed woodrats are in a litter?

A Dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 33 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 13 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 6.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Neotoma). An adult Dusky-footed woodrat grows up to a size of 20.8 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Dusky-footed woodrat is 2

The dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) is a species of nocturnal rodent in the family Cricetidae. They are commonly called “packrats” or “trade rats” and build large, domed dens that can reach several feet in height. Coyotes and other predators will attempt to prey on these rodents by laying waste to the dens, but the sheer volume of material is usually dissuasive. Occasionally, dusky-footed woodrats will build satellite dens in trees. Although these animals are religiously solitary, except in the mating season (when they are most vulnerable to predation), dens are frequently found in clusters of up to several dozen, forming rough “communities”. The mating system in this species appears to be variable, with promiscuity most generally at high population densities and monogamy at lower densities.They are similar in appearance to the common rat species Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus, but with larger ears and eyes, softer coats, and furred tails. The California mouse, Peromyscus californicus, which has similar distribution, is sometimes found living in woodrat dens. Dens contain a nest and one or more “pantry” chambers which are used to store leaves and nuts for future consumption. The dental formula of Neotoma fuscipes is × 2 = 16.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Dusky-footed woodrat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Dusky-footed woodrat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dusky-footed woodrat

What other animals weight around 219 grams (0.48 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Dusky-footed woodrat

Also reaching around 20.8 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: