Litter Size

How many babies does a Forest dormouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Forest dormouses are in a litter?

A Forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 24 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Myoxidae family (genus: Dryomys). An adult Forest dormouse grows up to a size of 10.5 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 average litter size of a Forest dormouse is 3

The forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae found in eastern Europe, the Balkans and parts of western Central Asia. It is categorized as being of least concern in the IUCN List of Threatened Species due to its wide range and stable population trend. Forest dormice have a diploid count (2n) of 48 chromosomes. Even though this species lives in a variety of geographic locations, its greatest population density is in the forests of central Moldova, in Transcaucasia, and in the mountains of Central Asia. In most other locations, population density of this species is rather low. Population density is dependent on many factors. But the main features that this species depends on for choosing a location are the presence of the appropriate food sources as well as good foliage that can be used for a habitat. The reason why the forests in central Moldova have the highest population density is they provide the largest diversity of food sources which are available throughout the year. This location also provides the best type of foliage for the forest dormice to build their nests as well as swing from branches. The combination of both of these aspects allows for this species to have its highest needs met. Therefore, during mating season they produce offspring who also stay in the same general area when they mature. It makes sense not to move from an area if it is providing for your most basic needs.The common name for Eliomys is the garden dormouse. Dryomys are often compared to Eliomys as they have many similarities. However, Dryomys is smaller in size. Two more differences between the two are the braincase for Dryomys is more rounded and the auditory bullae is smaller than that of Eliomys. In addition, their tails are slightly different. The Dryomys’s tail is more uniform in color than that of Eliomys. The forest dormouse competes in artificial and natural nests with hazel dormice, fat dormice, and birds. Its biggest competitors are those species which eat similar types of food and who live in the same kind of habitat.

Other animals of the family Myoxidae

Forest dormouse is a member of the Myoxidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Forest dormouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Forest dormouse

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Forest dormouse

What other animals weight around 29 grams (0.06 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Forest dormouse

Also reaching around 10.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: