How many baby Nyika rock rats are in a litter?
A Nyika rock rat (Aethomys nyikae) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Aethomys). An adult Nyika rock rat grows up to a size of 14.1 cm (0′ 6″).
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 Nyika rock rat (Aethomys nyikae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridaefound in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Zambia.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forest.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Nyika rock rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Sumichrast’s harvest mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Winter white dwarf hamster with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Long-tailed vole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Marsh rice rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- White-footed vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Banana climbing mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Incan hocicudo weighting only 34 grams
- Oligoryzomys flavescens with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Bower’s white-toothed rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Peters’s mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Nyika rock rat
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once: