How many baby Small vesper mouses are in a litter?
A Small vesper mouse (Calomys laucha) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 12.5 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Calomys). An adult Small vesper mouse grows up to a size of 24.7 cm (0′ 10″).
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 small vesper mouse (Calomys laucha) is a rodent species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is one of the hosts of hantavirus, causing hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
Other animals of the family Muridae
Small vesper mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Little Indian field mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- São Paulo grass mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Namaqua rock rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- South African pouched mouse with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Southern giant slender-tailed cloud rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Big-eared climbing rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Woolly giant rat weighting only 116 grams
- Tamarisk jird with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser ranee mouse raching a size of 6.5 cm (0′ 3″)
- Canyon mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Small vesper mouse
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Daurian ground squirrel
- Asia Minor ground squirrel
- White-tailed prairie dog
- Variegated squirrel
- Ural field mouse
- Eversmann’s hamster
- Lesser hedgehog tenrec
- Northern red-backed vole
- New Guinean rat
- Pygmy rabbit
Animals with the same weight as a Small vesper mouse
What other animals weight around 14 grams (0.03 lbs)?
- Cape hairy bat weighting 13 grams
- Botta’s serotine weighting 15 grams
- Rufous horseshoe bat weighting 12 grams
- Desert pocket mouse weighting 15 grams
- New Guinean planigale weighting 14 grams
- Pale kangaroo mouse weighting 13 grams
- Greater ghost bat weighting 12 grams
- Short-headed broad-nosed bat weighting 14 grams
- Hairy big-eared bat weighting 12 grams
- Pygmy fruit bat weighting 15 grams