Litter Size

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

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:

Animals that share a litter size with Greater hamster-rat

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: