Litter Size

How many babies does a Edward’s swamp rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Edward’s swamp rats are in a litter?

A Edward’s swamp rat (Malacomys edwardsi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 673 grams (1.48 lbs) and measure 3.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Malacomys). An adult Edward’s swamp rat grows up to a size of 59.5 cm (2′ 0″).

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.

Edward’s swamp rat (Malacomys edwardsi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Edward’s swamp rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Edward’s swamp rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Edward’s swamp rat

What other animals weight around 63 grams (0.14 lbs)?