Litter Size

How many babies does a Shiny guinea pig have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Shiny guinea pigs are in a litter?

A Shiny guinea pig (Cavia fulgida) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 58 grams (0.13 lbs) and measure 20 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Cavia). An adult Shiny guinea pig grows up to a size of 89 cm (3′ 0″).

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 shiny guinea pig (Cavia fulgida) is a guinea pig species of southeastern South America.The rodent is endemic to Brazil and Argentina. It is native to the Atlantic Forest ecoregions.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Shiny guinea pig is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Shiny guinea pig

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Shiny guinea pig

What other animals weight around 283 grams (0.62 lbs)?