How many baby Malayan tree rats are in a litter?
A Malayan tree rat (Pithecheir parvus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Pithecheir). An adult Malayan tree rat grows up to a size of 4.4 cm (0′ 2″).
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 tree rat (Pithecheir parvus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in Malaysia.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Malayan tree rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Luzon striped rat weighting only 152 grams
- Northern Luzon giant cloud rat weighting around 1.75 kilograms (3.86 lbs)
- Mearns’s grasshopper mouse weighting only 30 grams
- Chinanteco deer mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Long-nosed Luzon forest mouse weighting only 34 grams
- Charming climbing mouse weighting only 89 grams
- El Dorado grass mouse weighting only 39 grams
- White-toothed brush mouse raching a size of 11.5 cm (0′ 5″)
- White-tailed antsangy weighting only 205 grams
- Sooretamys weighting only 144 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Malayan tree rat
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: