Litter Size

How many babies does a Honey possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Honey possums are in a litter?

A Honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 61 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4.51 kg (9.95 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Tarsipedidae family (genus: Tarsipes). An adult Honey possum grows up to a size of 7.7 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Honey possum is 2

The honey possum or noolbenger refers to Tarsipes rostratus, a tiny species of marsupial that feeds on the nectar and pollen of a diverse range of flowering plants. Found in southwest Australia, it is an important pollinator for such plants as Banksia attenuata, Banksia coccinea and Adenanthos cuneatus.

Animals that share a litter size with Honey possum

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Honey possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Honey possum

What other animals weight around 9 grams (0.02 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Honey possum

Also reaching around 7.7 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: