Litter Size

How many babies does a Hinde’s rock rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Hinde’s rock rats are in a litter?

A Hinde’s rock rat (Aethomys hindei) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 24 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Aethomys). An adult Hinde’s rock rat grows up to a size of 14.1 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.

Hinde’s rock rat (Aethomys hindei) is a species of rodent in the family Muridaefound in Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Hinde’s rock rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Hinde’s rock rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Hinde’s rock rat

What other animals weight around 141 grams (0.31 lbs)?