Litter Size

How many babies does a Horsfield’s treeshrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Horsfield’s treeshrews are in a litter?

A Horsfield’s treeshrew (Tupaia javanica) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 9.7 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Tupaiidae family (genus: Tupaia). An adult Horsfield’s treeshrew grows up to a size of 18.5 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Horsfield's treeshrew is 2

Horsfield’s treeshrew (Tupaia javanica), also called Javan treeshrew, is a treeshrew species within the Tupaiidae. It is endemic to the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Bali, Java and Nias where it inhabits foremost primary forest.It was first described by Thomas Horsfield in 1822.Several subspecies have been proposed based on variation in colourisation; however, colour is an unreliable distinguishing character.

Other animals of the family Tupaiidae

Horsfield’s treeshrew is a member of the Tupaiidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Horsfield’s treeshrew

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: