How many baby Peters’s mouses are in a litter?
A Peters’s mouse (Mus setulosus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.1 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mus). An adult Peters’s mouse grows up to a size of 6.1 cm (0′ 3″).
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.
Peters’ mouse (Mus setulosus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Peters’s mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Distinguished Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Silky Oldfield mouse weighting only 115 grams
- Komodo rat raching a size of 16.9 cm (0′ 7″)
- Cape gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Salt marsh harvest mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser mole-rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Wood mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Long-clawed mole vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Indomalayan pencil-tailed tree mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Kemp’s gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Peters’s mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Black-eared mouse
- Crawford’s gray shrew
- Kivu long-haired shrew
- Dusky caenolestid
- Pygmy hog
- Western mouse
- Ash-grey mouse
- Polynesian rat
- Brush mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Peters’s mouse
What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Dwarf little fruit bat weighting 9 grams
- Pale kangaroo mouse weighting 13 grams
- Thomas’s small-eared shrew weighting 12 grams
- San Joaquin pocket mouse weighting 10 grams
- Natal long-fingered bat weighting 10 grams
- Damara woolly bat weighting 10 grams
- Chestnut short-tailed bat weighting 13 grams
- Little broad-nosed bat weighting 10 grams
- Yellow serotine weighting 10 grams
- New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat weighting 13 grams