How many baby Soft-furred rats are in a litter?
A Soft-furred rat (Millardia meltada) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 6 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 30 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Millardia). An adult Soft-furred rat grows up to a size of 15.6 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 soft-furred rat (Millardia meltada), or soft-furred metad, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae native to central Asia.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Soft-furred rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Goldman’s water mouse weighting only 38 grams
- Geoxus valdivianus with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Northern pygmy mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Tumbala climbing rat weighting only 280 grams
- Yellow-bellied climbing mouse weighting only 59 grams
- Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Shining thicket rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Rio de Janeiro arboreal rat weighting only 93 grams
- Grant’s rock mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Lusitanian pine vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Soft-furred rat
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Olive grass mouse
- Dalton’s mouse
- Black-capped marmot
- Long-clawed shrew
- Slender shrew
- Northern grass mouse
- Daurian pika
- Little Indian field mouse
- Northwestern deer mouse
- Large vesper mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Soft-furred rat
What other animals weight around 67 grams (0.15 lbs)?
- Montane Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Bolivian big-eared mouse weighting 71 grams
- Eremoryzomys weighting 60 grams
- Unicolored Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Senegal gerbil weighting 60 grams
- Patagonian opossum weighting 78 grams
- Himalayan mole weighting 60 grams
- Peruvian Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Puebla deer mouse weighting 59 grams
- Oryzomys couesi weighting 69 grams