Litter Size

How many babies does a Jamaican coney have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Jamaican coneys are in a litter?

A Jamaican coney (Geocapromys brownii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 120 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 85 grams (0.19 lbs) and measure 14.6 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Capromyidae family (genus: Geocapromys). An adult Jamaican coney grows up to a size of 37.8 cm (1′ 3″).

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 Jamaican coney is 2

The Jamaican coney (Geocapromys brownii), also known as the Jamaican hutia and the Browns hutia, is a terrestrial land mammal found in the rocky, forested areas of Jamaica, and is endemic to the Island. It is in the order Rodentia and the family Capromyidae.It is related to the hutias and more distantly to guinea pigs. It is the only extant native land mammal on Jamaica besides bats.

Other animals of the family Capromyidae

Jamaican coney is a member of the Capromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Jamaican coney

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Jamaican coney

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Jamaican coney

What other animals weight around 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Jamaican coney

Also reaching around 37.8 cm (1′ 3″) in size do these animals: