Litter Size

How many babies does a Greater bandicoot rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Greater bandicoot rats are in a litter?

A Greater bandicoot rat (Bandicota indica) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 4.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Bandicota). An adult Greater bandicoot rat grows up to a size of 4 cm (0′ 2″).

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 Greater bandicoot rat is 6

The greater bandicoot rat (Bandicota indica) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.It can grow to about 27–29 cm without including the tail which tail can grow to 28 cm. These should not be confused with marsupial bandicoots which inhabit Australia and neighbouring New Guinea, which were named after the bandicota rats.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Greater bandicoot rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Greater bandicoot rat

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater bandicoot rat

What other animals weight around 583 grams (1.29 lbs)?