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:
- Macmillan’s thicket rat weighting only 37 grams
- Boehm’s gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Thomas’s mosaic-tailed rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Kemp’s spiny mouse weighting only 22 grams
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Southern multimammate mouse with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Woolly giant rat weighting only 116 grams
- Perote mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Morgan’s gerbil mouse weighting only 16 grams
- Western white-eared giant rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Reed vole
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: