Litter Size

How many babies does a Malayan field rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Malayan field rats are in a litter?

A Malayan field rat (Rattus tiomanicus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rattus). An adult Malayan field rat grows up to a size of 19 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Malayan field rat, Malaysian field rat or Malaysian wood rat, (Rattus tiomanicus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is nocturnal and mainly arboreal and is found in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is a common species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed it as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Malayan field rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Malayan field rat

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Malayan field rat

What other animals weight around 119 grams (0.26 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Malayan field rat

Also reaching around 19 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: