Litter Size

How many babies does a Ricefield rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Ricefield rats are in a litter?

A Ricefield rat (Rattus argentiventer) usually gives birth to around 9 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 916 grams (2.02 lbs) and measure 15 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rattus). An adult Ricefield rat grows up to a size of 19.3 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Ricefield rat is 9

The ricefield rat (Rattus argentiventer) is a species of rat found throughout Southeast Asia.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Ricefield rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Ricefield rat

Those animals also give birth to 9 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Ricefield rat

What other animals weight around 165 grams (0.36 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Ricefield rat

Also reaching around 19.3 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: