Litter Size

How many babies does a Reed vole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Reed voles are in a litter?

A Reed vole (Microtus fortis) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 6 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 30 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Reed vole grows up to a size of 10.7 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.

The reed vole (Microtus fortis) is a species of vole. It is found in northern and central Eurasia, including northern China and the Korean Peninsula. This species is somewhat larger and longer-tailed than most other voles.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Reed vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Reed vole

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: