How many baby Kaiser’s rock rats are in a litter?
A Kaiser’s rock rat (Aethomys kaiseri) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Aethomys). An adult Kaiser’s rock rat grows up to a size of 14.1 cm (0′ 6″).
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.
Kaiser’s rock rat (Aethomys kaiseri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found in Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Kaiser’s rock rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Edith’s leaf-eared mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Southwestern water vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Bolam’s mouse weighting only 15 grams
- Woodland Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Creek groove-toothed swamp rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Gorongoza gerbil weighting only 118 grams
- Cerrado mouse weighting only 24 grams
- New Guinean jumping mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Drylands vesper mouse with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Vogelkop mountain rat raching a size of 13.4 cm (0′ 6″)
Animals that share a litter size with Kaiser’s rock rat
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Short-nosed harvest mouse
- Southwestern water vole
- Mitchell’s hopping mouse
- Horsfield’s shrew
- Plains pocket gopher
- Western red-backed vole
- Bushy-tailed woodrat
- Gambian pouched rat
- Lesser Egyptian jerboa
- Egyptian mongoose
Animals with the same weight as a Kaiser’s rock rat
What other animals weight around 90 grams (0.2 lbs)?
- Southern flying squirrel weighting 72 grams
- Ashy-bellied Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Dibbler weighting 72 grams
- Arnhem Land rock rat weighting 94 grams
- Montane Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Southern mole vole weighting 80 grams
- Crest-tailed mulgara weighting 100 grams
- Ellerman’s tufted-tailed rat weighting 100 grams
- Oecomys phaeotis weighting 73 grams
- Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat weighting 80 grams