How many baby Ethiopian white-footed mouses are in a litter?
A Ethiopian white-footed mouse (Stenocephalemys albipes) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Stenocephalemys). An adult Ethiopian white-footed mouse grows up to a size of 49.9 cm (1′ 8″).
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 Ethiopian white-footed mouse or white-footed stenocephalemys (Stenocephalemys albipes) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It lives in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Its natural habitats are tropical moist montane forest and tropical high-altitude shrubland.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Ethiopian white-footed mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Blazed Luzon shrew-rat raching a size of 19.5 cm (0′ 8″)
- Savi’s pine vole weighting only 20 grams
- Chinese striped hamster with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Mindomys weighting only 60 grams
- Steppe field mouse weighting only 20 grams
- Creeping vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser tufted-tailed rat weighting only 57 grams
- Gorongoza gerbil weighting only 119 grams
- Savanna gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Oecomys paricola weighting only 73 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Ethiopian white-footed mouse
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: