How many baby Natal multimammate mouses are in a litter?
A Natal multimammate mouse (Myomys fumatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Myomys). An adult Natal multimammate mouse grows up to a size of 52.1 cm (1′ 9″).
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 Natal multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is also known as the Natal multimammate rat, the common African rat, or the African soft-furred mouse.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Natal multimammate mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- São Paulo grass mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Verreaux’s mouse weighting only 41 grams
- Indian desert jird with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Sody’s tree rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Emin’s gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Day’s grass mouse weighting only 32 grams
- Distinguished Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Mamore arboreal rice rat weighting only 62 grams
- Caucasian snow vole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Burrowing chinchilla mouse weighting only 83 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Natal multimammate mouse
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Plantain squirrel
- Murree vole
- Long-nosed bandicoot
- Indian crested porcupine
- Greater Egyptian jerboa
- Giant otter
- European pine vole
- Southern pig-footed bandicoot
- Long-tailed mouse
- Himalayan striped squirrel
Animals with the same weight as a Natal multimammate mouse
What other animals weight around 30 grams (0.07 lbs)?
- Deroo’s mouse weighting 32 grams
- Akodon spegazzinii weighting 28 grams
- Balochistan gerbil weighting 25 grams
- Field vole weighting 35 grams
- Asian particolored bat weighting 24 grams
- Lindbergh’s grass mouse weighting 26 grams
- Large slit-faced bat weighting 29 grams
- Hatt’s vesper rat weighting 36 grams
- Rufous-bellied bolo mouse weighting 32 grams
- Greater mouse-eared bat weighting 25 grams