Litter Size

How many babies does a Golden spiny mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Golden spiny mouses are in a litter?

A Golden spiny mouse (Acomys russatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Acomys). An adult Golden spiny mouse grows up to a size of 11.1 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 Golden spiny mouse is 2

The golden spiny mouse (Acomys russatus) gets its name from the reddish-orange spiny fur that covers its body from head to tail. This coarse, inflexible fur is thought to protect it from predation. Aside from the golden fur that covers its head and upper parts, its flanks are yellow and its underside is pale. It has gray legs with pale feet and black soles. It is also described as having a small, but distinct white spot under each eye. It is often found in the wild missing a part or all of its tail because it is able to shed this as a defense mechanism. However, it is not known how this is done, how often it can occur, or under what conditions. It lives an average of three years in the wild. It is omnivorous and feeds on seeds, desert plants, snails, and insects. Living in desert regions, it is a xeric animal that obtains water from the plants that it eats and produces very concentrated urine in order to conserve water. A. russatus is naturally nocturnal, but adapts to being diurnal when it shares a habitat with A. cahirinus.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Golden spiny mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Golden spiny mouse

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Golden spiny mouse

What other animals weight around 42 grams (0.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Golden spiny mouse

Also reaching around 11.1 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: