Litter Size

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

How many baby Dwarf shrews are in a litter?

A Dwarf shrew (Sorex nanus) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Dwarf shrew grows up to a size of 5.2 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Dwarf shrew is 6

The dwarf shrew (Sorex nanus) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae endemic to Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming in the United States. The type locality is Estes Park (Larimer County), Colorado, USA.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Dwarf shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Dwarf shrew

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dwarf shrew

What other animals weight around 2 grams (0 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Dwarf shrew

Also reaching around 5.2 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: