Litter Size

How many babies does a Lesser hamster-rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Lesser hamster-rats are in a litter?

A Lesser hamster-rat (Beamys hindei) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 15 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Beamys). An adult Lesser hamster-rat grows up to a size of 14.9 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.

The lesser hamster-rat or long-tailed pouched rat (Beamys hindei) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Lesser hamster-rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser hamster-rat

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser hamster-rat

What other animals weight around 75 grams (0.17 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Lesser hamster-rat

Also reaching around 14.9 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: