Litter Size

How many babies does a Little pocket mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Little pocket mouses are in a litter?

A Little pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris) 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 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Perognathus). An adult Little pocket mouse grows up to a size of 7.2 cm (0′ 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 Little pocket mouse is 4

The little pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in Baja California and Sonora in Mexico and in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah in the United States. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is a common species and faces no particular threats and the IUCN has listed it as being of “least concern”.Five mice of this species travelled to and orbited the Moon 75 times in an experiment on board the Apollo 17 command module in December 1972. Four of the mice survived the trip. Six other little pocket mice were sent into orbit with Skylab 3 in July 1973, though these animals died only 30 hours into the mission due to a power failure.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Little pocket mouse is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Little pocket mouse

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Little pocket mouse

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Little pocket mouse

What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?