Litter Size

How many babies does a Rock cavy have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Rock cavys are in a litter?

A Rock cavy (Kerodon rupestris) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 75 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 82 grams (0.18 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Kerodon). An adult Rock cavy grows up to a size of 10.2 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 average litter size of a Rock cavy is 1

The rock cavy or mocó (Kerodon rupestris) is a cavy species endemic to eastern Brazil, from eastern Piauí state to Minas Gerais state. It has been introduced to the oceanic island of Fernando de Noronha.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Rock cavy is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Rock cavy

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Rock cavy

Other animals that usually reach the age of 11 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Rock cavy

What other animals weight around 800 grams (1.76 lbs)?