Litter Size

How many babies does a Eastern pygmy possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Eastern pygmy possums are in a litter?

A Eastern pygmy possum (Cercartetus nanus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Burramyidae family (genus: Cercartetus). An adult Eastern pygmy possum grows up to a size of 8.8 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Eastern pygmy possum is 3

The eastern pygmy possum (Cercartetus nanus) is a diprotodont marsupial of south-eastern Australia. Occurring from southern Queensland to eastern South Australia and also Tasmania, it is found in a range of habitats, including rainforest, sclerophyll forest, woodland and heath.

Other animals of the family Burramyidae

Eastern pygmy possum is a member of the Burramyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Eastern pygmy possum

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Eastern pygmy possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Eastern pygmy possum

What other animals weight around 27 grams (0.06 lbs)?