How many baby Greater hamster-rats are in a litter?
A Greater hamster-rat (Beamys major) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Beamys). An adult Greater hamster-rat grows up to a size of 14.9 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 greater hamster-rat, greater long-tailed pouched rat, or long-tailed pouched rat (Beamys major) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Greater hamster-rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Pearson’s chaco mouse weighting only 25 grams
- Mount Pirri isthmus rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Northern grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Atlantic Forest climbing mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Northern collared lemming with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Oligoryzomys destructor weighting only 25 grams
- Murree vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Bushy-tailed hairy-footed gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Greater Egyptian gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Angular hocicudo weighting only 67 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Greater hamster-rat
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: