Litter Size

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

How many baby Mexican volcano mouses are in a litter?

A Mexican volcano mouse (Neotomodon alstoni) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Neotomodon). An adult Mexican volcano mouse grows up to a size of 11.5 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 Mexican volcano mouse (Neotomodon alstoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae endemic to high elevation areas of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Mexican volcano mouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican volcano mouse

What other animals weight around 44 grams (0.1 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mexican volcano mouse

Also reaching around 11.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: