Litter Size

How many babies does a Montane guinea pig have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Montane guinea pigs are in a litter?

A Montane guinea pig (Cavia tschudii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 63 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 80 grams (0.18 lbs) and measure 20 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Cavia). An adult Montane guinea pig grows up to a size of 89 cm (3′ 0″).

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 Montane guinea pig is 1

The montane guinea pig (Cavia tschudii) is a species of caviid rodent found in the Andes in South America. The montane guinea pig is the likely ancestor of Cavia porcellus, the domestic cavy or domestic guinea pig.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Montane guinea pig is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Montane guinea pig

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Montane guinea pig

What other animals weight around 1000 grams (2.2 lbs)?