Litter Size

How many babies does a Indian hedgehog have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Indian hedgehogs are in a litter?

A Indian hedgehog (Paraechinus micropus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 37 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Paraechinus). An adult Indian hedgehog grows up to a size of 18 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 Indian hedgehog is 4

The Indian hedgehog (Paraechinus micropus) is a species of hedgehog native to India and Pakistan. It mainly lives in sandy desert areas but can be found in other environments.

Other animals of the family Erinaceidae

Indian hedgehog is a member of the Erinaceidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Indian hedgehog

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Indian hedgehog

What other animals weight around 171 grams (0.38 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Indian hedgehog

Also reaching around 18 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: