How many baby Peters’s striped mouses are in a litter?
A Peters’s striped mouse (Hybomys univittatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Hybomys). An adult Peters’s striped mouse grows up to a size of 12.1 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.
Peters’s striped mouse or Peters’s hybomys (Hybomys univittatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Peters’s striped mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Ricefield rat with 9 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern broad-toothed field mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Tropical vlei rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lataste’s gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Zagros Mountains mouse-like hamster with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Thespian grass mouse weighting only 24 grams
- Bolam’s mouse weighting only 15 grams
- Norway lemming with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Ashy-bellied Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Indomalayan pencil-tailed tree mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Peters’s striped mouse
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Mexican deer mouse
- Cape hare
- Guyenne spiny rat
- Eurasian beaver
- Pampas cat
- Greater stick-nest rat
- Indomalayan pencil-tailed tree mouse
- Ochre bush squirrel
Animals with the same weight as a Peters’s striped mouse
What other animals weight around 54 grams (0.12 lbs)?
- Jentink’s flying squirrel weighting 56 grams
- Highland brush mouse weighting 54 grams
- Long-tailed mouse weighting 63 grams
- Pseudoryzomys weighting 45 grams
- Ega long-tongued bat weighting 49 grams
- Garlepp’s mouse weighting 59 grams
- Dusky-footed elephant shrew weighting 57 grams
- Coast mole weighting 61 grams
- Least groove-toothed swamp rat weighting 50 grams
- Townsend’s vole weighting 52 grams