How many baby Social voles are in a litter?
A Social vole (Microtus socialis) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 25 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 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Social vole grows up to a size of 15.4 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 social vole (Microtus socialis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Social vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Chiapan deer mouse with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Robert’s hocicudo weighting only 83 grams
- Nigerian gerbil weighting only 29 grams
- White-ankled mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Giant white-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Lundomys with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Savi’s pine vole weighting only 20 grams
- Waterhouse’s swamp rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Black rat with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Woosnam’s brush-furred rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Social vole
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Midday jird
- Royle’s mountain vole
- Silent dormouse
- Long-tailed vole
- Buxton’s jird
- Western quoll
- Striped field mouse
- Alston’s cotton rat
- Dark bolo mouse
- Smoky shrew
Animals with the same weight as a Social vole
What other animals weight around 48 grams (0.11 lbs)?
- Long-tailed vole weighting 44 grams
- Red-nosed mouse weighting 46 grams
- Naked-eared deer mouse weighting 40 grams
- Temminck’s flying squirrel weighting 43 grams
- Cape short-eared gerbil weighting 54 grams
- Woolley’s false antechinus weighting 43 grams
- Akodon sylvanus weighting 39 grams
- Single-striped grass mouse weighting 50 grams
- Northern smooth-tailed treeshrew weighting 50 grams
- Broad-striped dasyure weighting 53 grams