Litter Size

How many babies does a Nelson’s kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Nelson’s kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Nelson’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nelsoni) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Nelson’s kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 12.7 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.

Nelson’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nelsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae which is endemic to the central plateau of Mexico.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Nelson’s kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Nelson’s kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Nelson’s kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 87 grams (0.19 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Nelson’s kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 12.7 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: