Litter Size

How many babies does a Siberian brown lemming have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Siberian brown lemmings are in a litter?

A Siberian brown lemming (Lemmus sibiricus) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 18 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Lemmus). An adult Siberian brown lemming grows up to a size of 10.3 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 Siberian brown lemming is 6

The Siberian brown lemming (Lemmus sibiricus) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae found in the Russian Federation. It does not hibernate during winter; it lives in burrows. It is prey to several animals, including the snowy owl and the Arctic fox. The lemmings are known for their high-amplitude, large-scale fluctuations of population sizes.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Siberian brown lemming is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Siberian brown lemming

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Siberian brown lemming

What other animals weight around 58 grams (0.13 lbs)?