Litter Size

How many babies does a Himalayan pika have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Himalayan pikas are in a litter?

A Himalayan pika (Ochotona himalayana) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Ochotonidae family (genus: Ochotona). An adult Himalayan pika grows up to a size of 16.5 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Himalayan pika is 3

The Himalayan pika (Ochotona himalayana) is a species of small mammal in the pika family (Ochotonidae). It is found at high altitudes in remote areas of Tibet and possibly also in Nepal. The IUCN has listed this species as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Ochotonidae

Himalayan pika is a member of the Ochotonidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Himalayan pika

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Himalayan pika

Also reaching around 16.5 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: