Litter Size

How many babies does a Pygmy mouse lemur have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Pygmy mouse lemurs are in a litter?

A Pygmy mouse lemur (Microcebus myoxinus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 59 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Cheirogaleidae family (genus: Microcebus). An adult Pygmy mouse lemur 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 average litter size of a Pygmy mouse lemur is 2

The pygmy mouse lemur (Microcebus myoxinus), also known as Peters’ mouse lemur or dormouse lemur, is a primate weighing only 43–55 g (1.5–1.9 oz); it is the second smallest of the mouse lemurs. Its dorsal side is a rufous-brown colour, and creamy-white ventrally. It lives in dry deciduous forests.The pygmy mouse lemur measures around 12–13 cm (4.7–5.1 in) (head-body length). Its small size and nocturnal nature made it difficult to locate for over a century, and was rediscovered in the Kirindy forest in western Madagascar in 1993. They are believed to inhabit other parts of the island, but so far have only been discovered in a localized area.The lemur rests during the day, and it has a tendency to sleep in the open, which increases the risk of predation; although this danger is somewhat mitigated by sleeping alone. It can also use the abandoned nests of the Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur (Mirza coquereli). During the mating season, sleeping sites of males are distributed over a much broader area than are female sites, indicating that male home ranges are larger than those of females. The home ranges of males overlap during the mating season, and males occasionally roam over long distances during a single night

Other animals of the family Cheirogaleidae

Pygmy mouse lemur is a member of the Cheirogaleidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Pygmy mouse lemur

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Pygmy mouse lemur

What other animals weight around 31 grams (0.07 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Pygmy mouse lemur

Also reaching around 14.1 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: