How many baby Plains harvest mouses are in a litter?
A Plains harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys montanus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Reithrodontomys). An adult Plains harvest mouse grows up to a size of 6.9 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.
The plains harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys montanus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found in northern Mexico and the central United States.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Plains harvest mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Chestnut white-bellied rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Tiny fat mouse weighting only 5 grams
- Edith’s leaf-eared mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Oecomys roberti weighting only 73 grams
- Fulvous harvest mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Campbell’s dwarf hamster with 8 babies per pregnancy
- Père David’s vole with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Persian jird with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Gerbil mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Steppe mouse with 6 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Plains harvest mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
- Desert kangaroo rat
- Bahamian raccoon
- Abrothrix longipilis
- Short-nosed harvest mouse
- Southwestern water vole
- Pampas fox
- Egyptian mongoose
- Stein’s rat
- Small Japanese mole
Animals with the same weight as a Plains harvest mouse
What other animals weight around 10 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Greater long-tailed shrew tenrec weighting 10 grams
- Seychelles sheath-tailed bat weighting 10 grams
- Luzon shrew weighting 10 grams
- Smaller horseshoe bat weighting 10 grams
- Thick-eared bat weighting 8 grams
- Variegated butterfly bat weighting 11 grams
- Siberian large-toothed shrew weighting 8 grams
- Talamancan yellow-shouldered bat weighting 11 grams
- Lesser long-tongued bat weighting 8 grams
- Szechwan myotis weighting 11 grams