How many baby Sikkim rats are in a litter?
A Sikkim rat (Rattus andamanensis) usually gives birth to around 10 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4.67 kg (10.3 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rattus). An adult Sikkim rat grows up to a size of 19 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 Sikkim rat (Rattus andamanensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The rat’s coloring is brownish upperparts and a white underside
Other animals of the family Muridae
Sikkim rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Burt’s deer mouse raching a size of 8.9 cm (0′ 4″)
- Dalton’s mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Incan hocicudo weighting only 34 grams
- Eversmann’s hamster with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Venezuelan climbing mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Taiwan field mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Black-tailed gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Neuquén grass mouse weighting only 42 grams
- Beach vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Northern Luzon shrew-rat raching a size of 10.5 cm (0′ 5″)
Animals that share a litter size with Sikkim rat
Those animals also give birth to 10 babies at once:
Animals with the same size as a Sikkim rat
Also reaching around 19 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals:
- Three-striped ground squirrel gets as big as 17.7 cm (0′ 7″)
- Southern mountain cavy gets as big as 20 cm (0′ 8″)
- Japen rat gets as big as 21.6 cm (0′ 9″)
- Solomon’s naked-backed fruit bat gets as big as 17.4 cm (0′ 7″)
- Ihering’s Atlantic spiny rat gets as big as 19.7 cm (0′ 8″)
- Water vole (North America) gets as big as 15.4 cm (0′ 7″)
- Harris’s antelope squirrel gets as big as 16 cm (0′ 7″)
- Lesser Angolan epauletted fruit bat gets as big as 16.2 cm (0′ 7″)
- White-tailed antsangy gets as big as 22.5 cm (0′ 9″)
- Greater dwarf lemur gets as big as 22.5 cm (0′ 9″)