Litter Size

How many babies does a Hispaniolan hutia have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Hispaniolan hutias are in a litter?

A Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 136 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 105 grams (0.23 lbs) and measure 2 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Capromyidae family (genus: Plagiodontia). An adult Hispaniolan hutia grows up to a size of 30 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) is one of several hutia (also called zagouti, and jutía in Spanish) species to have inhabited at some time the island of Hispaniola (island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic). P. aedium is the only scientifically confirmed extant species of the genus Plagiodontia; other species are either extinct or being debatedly catalogued as P. aedium subspecies. The name Plagiodontia means “oblique tooth” in Greek.

Other animals of the family Capromyidae

Hispaniolan hutia is a member of the Capromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Hispaniolan hutia

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Hispaniolan hutia

Other animals that usually reach the age of 9.83 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Hispaniolan hutia

What other animals weight around 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Hispaniolan hutia

Also reaching around 30 cm (1′ 0″) in size do these animals: