How many baby Sikkim mountain voles are in a litter?
A Sikkim mountain vole (Neodon sikimensis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Cricetidae family (genus: Neodon). An adult Sikkim mountain vole grows up to a size of 14.4 cm (0′ 6″).
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 Sikkim mountain vole (Neodon sikimensis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Bhutan, India, Nepal and China.
Other animals of the family Cricetidae
Sikkim mountain vole is a member of the Cricetidae, as are these animals:
- Sooretamys weighting only 120 grams
- Kemp’s grass mouse weighting only 26 grams
- Abrothrix lanosus weighting only 27 grams
- Olive grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Grey red-backed vole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Handleyomys fuscatus weighting only 49 grams
- Southern big-eared mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Córdoba vesper mouse weighting only 49 grams
- Euryoryzomys russatus weighting only 60 grams
- Blyth’s vole with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Sikkim mountain vole
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: