Litter Size

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

How many baby Nelson’s pocket mouses are in a litter?

A Nelson’s pocket mouse (Chaetodipus nelsoni) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 31 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Chaetodipus). An adult Nelson’s pocket mouse grows up to a size of 7.9 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Nelson's pocket mouse is 3

Nelson’s pocket mouse (Chaetodipus nelsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in Mexico and in New Mexico and Texas in United States. It is named in honor of the American naturalist Edward William Nelson.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Nelson’s pocket mouse is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Nelson’s pocket mouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Nelson’s pocket mouse

What other animals weight around 15 grams (0.03 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Nelson’s pocket mouse

Also reaching around 7.9 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: