How many baby Eastern broad-toothed field mouses are in a litter?
A Eastern broad-toothed field mouse (Apodemus mystacinus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Apodemus). An adult Eastern broad-toothed field mouse grows up to a size of 10.3 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.
The eastern broad-toothed field mouse (Apodemus mystacinus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Serbia and Montenegro.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Eastern broad-toothed field mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Western red-backed vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Large bamboo rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Nigerian gerbil weighting only 29 grams
- Oecomys cleberi weighting only 73 grams
- Narrow-headed vole with 8 babies per pregnancy
- Sikkim mountain vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Eurasian harvest mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Gray-bellied pencil-tailed tree mouse weighting only 28 grams
- Island mouse weighting only 164 grams
- White-bellied Luzon tree rat raching a size of 18.5 cm (0′ 8″)
Animals that share a litter size with Eastern broad-toothed field mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Silky pocket mouse
- Andean mountain cavy
- Thick-tailed three-toed jerboa
- Transandinomys bolivaris
- Crawford’s gray shrew
- European wildcat
- Reddish-gray musk shrew
- Mountain spiny pocket mouse
- Mitchell’s hopping mouse
- Himalayan pika
Animals with the same weight as a Eastern broad-toothed field mouse
What other animals weight around 43 grams (0.09 lbs)?
- Defua rat weighting 43 grams
- Round-eared tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 48 grams
- Andean big-eared mouse weighting 38 grams
- Handleyomys fuscatus weighting 49 grams
- Rupp’s mouse weighting 48 grams
- Northern grass mouse weighting 44 grams
- Naked-rumped pouched bat weighting 43 grams
- Large Japanese field mouse weighting 43 grams
- Chinanteco deer mouse weighting 40 grams
- Smith’s vole weighting 35 grams