How many baby Olive grass mouses are in a litter?
A Olive grass mouse (Akodon olivaceus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Akodon). An adult Olive grass mouse grows up to a size of 58.3 cm (1′ 11″).
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.
Abrothrix olivaceus, also known as the olive grass mouse or olive akodont, is a species of rodent in the genus Abrothrix of family Cricetidae. It is found from northern Chile into southern Chile and Argentina, including the islands of Tierra del Fuego. It is prone to large swings in population size.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Olive grass mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Burrowing chinchilla mouse weighting only 83 grams
- Eremoryzomys weighting only 60 grams
- New Guinean rat with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Spotted bolo mouse weighting only 37 grams
- Andean vesper mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Crested-tailed deer mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Mindanao shrew-rat raching a size of 10.4 cm (0′ 5″)
- White-throated grass mouse weighting only 42 grams
- Chinese bamboo rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Black-clawed brush-furred rat weighting only 10 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Olive grass mouse
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Wood mouse
- Pilbara ningaui
- Merriam’s shrew
- Corsac fox
- Bobrinski’s jerboa
- Cape mole-rat
- Sminthopsis laniger
- Sagebrush vole
- Striped field mouse
- Piebald shrew
Animals with the same weight as a Olive grass mouse
What other animals weight around 26 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Aberdare mole shrew weighting 23 grams
- Hummelinck’s vesper mouse weighting 27 grams
- Harlequin bat weighting 22 grams
- Balochistan gerbil weighting 25 grams
- Eastern heather vole weighting 27 grams
- Brazilian arboreal mouse weighting 21 grams
- Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat weighting 26 grams
- Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum weighting 28 grams
- Least pygmy squirrel weighting 21 grams
- Woolly dormouse weighting 25 grams