Litter Size

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

How many baby Mesquite mouses are in a litter?

A Mesquite mouse (Peromyscus merriami) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Peromyscus). An adult Mesquite mouse grows up to a size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″).

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 mesquite mouse (Peromyscus merriami) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae found in Mexico and in Arizona in the United States.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Mesquite mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mesquite mouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mesquite mouse

What other animals weight around 40 grams (0.09 lbs)?