Litter Size

How many babies does a Mexican cottontail have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mexican cottontails are in a litter?

A Mexican cottontail (Sylvilagus cunicularius) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 27 grams (0.06 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Sylvilagus). An adult Mexican cottontail grows up to a size of 43.5 cm (1′ 6″).

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 Mexican cottontail is 3

The Mexican cottontail (Sylvilagus cunicularius) is a species of cottontail rabbit in the family Leporidae. It is endemic to Mexico where its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry forests and pastureland.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Mexican cottontail is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mexican cottontail

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican cottontail

What other animals weight around 2.49 kg (5.49 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mexican cottontail

Also reaching around 43.5 cm (1′ 6″) in size do these animals: