Litter Size

How many babies does a Mountain degu have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mountain degus are in a litter?

A Mountain degu (Octodontomys gliroides) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 104 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Octodontidae family (genus: Octodontomys). An adult Mountain degu grows up to a size of 28 cm (1′ 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 Mountain degu is 2

The mountain degu (Octodontomys gliroides) is a species of rodent in the family Octodontidae. It is monotypic within the genus Octodontomys. It is found in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Other animals of the family Octodontidae

Mountain degu is a member of the Octodontidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mountain degu

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Mountain degu

Other animals that usually reach the age of 7.33 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Mountain degu

What other animals weight around 154 grams (0.34 lbs)?