How many baby Great Balkhan mouse-like hamsters are in a litter?
A Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster (Calomyscus mystax) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 12.5 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Calomyscus). An adult Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster grows up to a size of 24.7 cm (0′ 10″).
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 Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster (Calomyscus mystax) is a species of rodent in the family Calomyscidae.It is found in southwestern Turkmenistan, northern Iran and southern Azerbaijan. It was first discovered by the famed Soviet Zoologist and Ecologist, Daniil Nikolaevich Kashkarov (1878–1941) in 1925.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- New Holland mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Sandy inland mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- White-bellied mosaic-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Peromyscus maniculatus with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Turkestan rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Angoni vlei rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser stick-nest rat weighting only 150 grams
- Plateau mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Black-eared mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: