Litter Size

How many babies does a Smith’s vole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Smith’s voles are in a litter?

A Smith’s vole (Myodes smithii) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 19 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Cricetidae family (genus: Myodes). An adult Smith’s vole grows up to a size of 10.9 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.

Smith’s vole (Myodes smithii) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is also known as Smith’s red-backed vole and is found only in Japan.This vole is named after Richard Gordon Smith, (1858–1918) who, after falling out with his wife, traveled the world hunting for animals and keeping a record of his travels and discoveries in eight large leather-bound diaries. He spent some time in Japan where he collected mammals for the British Museum, including the type specimen of this vole.

Other animals of the family Cricetidae

Smith’s vole is a member of the Cricetidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Smith’s vole

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Smith’s vole

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Smith’s vole

What other animals weight around 34 grams (0.07 lbs)?