How many baby Fire-bellied brush-furred rats are in a litter?
A Fire-bellied brush-furred rat (Lophuromys nudicaudus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Lophuromys). An adult Fire-bellied brush-furred rat grows up to a size of 12.2 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 fire-bellied brush-furred rat (Lophuromys nudicaudus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Fire-bellied brush-furred rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Alston’s cotton rat with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Flat-headed vole with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Neuquén grass mouse weighting only 42 grams
- Sooretamys weighting only 144 grams
- Cape York rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Sundevall’s jird with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Marmoset rat weighting only 70 grams
- Mountain giant Sunda rat weighting only 419 grams
- Ghana rufous-nosed rat weighting only 85 grams
- Thomas’s water mouse weighting only 40 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Fire-bellied brush-furred rat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Southeastern pocket gopher
- Gray-backed sportive lemur
- Snow sheep
- Northern olingo
- Greater spot-nosed monkey
- Central American squirrel monkey
- Squirrel glider
- Bicolored-spined porcupine
- Unstriped ground squirrel
- Northern fur seal
Animals with the same weight as a Fire-bellied brush-furred rat
What other animals weight around 32 grams (0.07 lbs)?
- Campbell’s dwarf hamster weighting 27 grams
- Vordermann’s flying squirrel weighting 36 grams
- Koford’s grass mouse weighting 29 grams
- Dune hairy-footed gerbil weighting 29 grams
- North African gerbil weighting 27 grams
- Crafty vesper mouse weighting 27 grams
- Smith’s vole weighting 34 grams
- Soft-furred Oldfield mouse weighting 35 grams
- Greater Asiatic yellow bat weighting 36 grams
- Common sheath-tailed bat weighting 30 grams