Litter Size

How many babies does a Littledale’s whistling rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Littledale’s whistling rats are in a litter?

A Littledale’s whistling rat (Parotomys littledalei) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 84 grams (0.19 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Parotomys). An adult Littledale’s whistling rat grows up to a size of 51.7 cm (1′ 9″).

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.

Littledale’s whistling rat (Parotomys littledalei) is one of two species of Murid rodent in the genus Parotomys. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and temperate desert.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Littledale’s whistling rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Littledale’s whistling rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Littledale’s whistling rat

What other animals weight around 126 grams (0.28 lbs)?