Litter Size

How many babies does a European pine vole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby European pine voles are in a litter?

A European pine vole (Microtus subterraneus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult European pine vole grows up to a size of 15.4 cm (0′ 7″).

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 European pine vole (Microtus subterraneus), also known as the common pine vole, is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is native to much of Europe and parts of Asia.This is a widespread, common species that lives in many types of habitat.

Other animals of the family Muridae

European pine vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with European pine vole

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a European pine vole

What other animals weight around 17 grams (0.04 lbs)?