How many baby Smoke-bellied rats are in a litter?
A Smoke-bellied rat (Niviventer eha) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 499 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 2.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Niviventer). An adult Smoke-bellied rat grows up to a size of 15.9 cm (0′ 7″).
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 smoke-bellied rat (Niviventer eha) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Smoke-bellied rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Carpentarian rock rat weighting only 123 grams
- Emin’s pouched rat weighting around 1.28 kilograms (2.82 lbs)
- Soft grass mouse weighting only 30 grams
- Boehm’s gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Northern grasshopper mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Long-nosed hocicudo weighting only 67 grams
- Guinean gerbil weighting only 102 grams
- Peruvian vesper mouse weighting only 20 grams
- Western red-backed vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Sundevall’s jird with 4 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Smoke-bellied rat
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: