Litter Size

How many babies does a Sloggett’s vlei rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Sloggett’s vlei rats are in a litter?

A Sloggett’s vlei rat (Myotomys sloggetti) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 38 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Myotomys). An adult Sloggett’s vlei rat grows up to a size of 14.1 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 average litter size of a Sloggett's vlei rat is 1

Sloggett’s vlei rat or ice rat (Myotomys sloggetti) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in southern Lesotho and South Africa where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, swamps, and rocky areas. Its name commemorates Col. Arthur Sloggett who served in South Africa and collected at Deelfontein in 1902. This is a common species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Sloggett’s vlei rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Sloggett’s vlei rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Sloggett’s vlei rat

What other animals weight around 106 grams (0.23 lbs)?