How many baby Mongolian hamsters are in a litter?
A Mongolian hamster (Allocricetulus curtatus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 241 grams (0.53 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Allocricetulus). An adult Mongolian hamster grows up to a size of 13.3 cm (0′ 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 Mongolian hamster (Allocricetulus curtatus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is one of two members of the genus Allocricetulus, and is found in China and Mongolia.The Mongolian hamster is a wild hamster and cannot be tamed. Currently the Mongolian hamster isn’t endangered but if the removal of natural water resources is removed they could get endangered.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Mongolian hamster is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Chaco grass mouse weighting only 51 grams
- Yellow-bellied climbing mouse weighting only 59 grams
- Lesser Wilfred’s mouse weighting only 22 grams
- Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Black-tailed tree rat weighting only 125 grams
- Abrothrix lanosus weighting only 27 grams
- Oreoryzomys weighting only 60 grams
- Somali pygmy gerbil raching a size of 6.8 cm (0′ 3″)
- Mount Pirri isthmus rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Aegialomys xanthaeolus weighting only 79 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Mongolian hamster
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: