How many baby Hairy harvest mouses are in a litter?
A Hairy harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys hirsutus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Reithrodontomys). An adult Hairy harvest mouse grows up to a size of 7.2 cm (0′ 3″).
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 hairy harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys hirsutus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae found only in Mexico.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Hairy harvest mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Fly River water rat raching a size of 14.6 cm (0′ 6″)
- Djoongari with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Abrothrix lanosus weighting only 27 grams
- Bolivian vesper mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Long-footed rat raching a size of 15.7 cm (0′ 7″)
- Palawan soft-furred mountain rat raching a size of 14.4 cm (0′ 6″)
- Gray-bellied tree mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Musser’s shrew mouse raching a size of 10.6 cm (0′ 5″)
- Nephelomys auriventer weighting only 60 grams
- Long-haired rat weighting only 221 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Hairy harvest mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Crawford’s gray shrew
- Dark kangaroo mouse
- Fat mouse
- Fat sand rat
- Père David’s mole
- Nicobar shrew
- Gray fox
- Bushy-tailed woodrat
- Ungava collared lemming
- Bengal fox
Animals with the same weight as a Hairy harvest mouse
What other animals weight around 20 grams (0.04 lbs)?
- Handley’s tailless bat weighting 17 grams
- Javan slit-faced bat weighting 17 grams
- Neacomys tenuipes weighting 19 grams
- Tickell’s bat weighting 16 grams
- African smoky mouse weighting 17 grams
- Wilson’s spiny mouse weighting 18 grams
- Juliana’s golden mole weighting 22 grams
- Brown fruit-eating bat weighting 19 grams
- Golden mouse weighting 22 grams
- Big free-tailed bat weighting 18 grams