Litter Size

How many babies does a Giant kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Giant kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Giant kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 14.8 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Giant kangaroo rat is 4

The giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) is an endangered species of heteromyid rodent endemic to California.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Giant kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Giant kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Giant kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 114 grams (0.25 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Giant kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 14.8 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: