Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern African vlei rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern African vlei rats are in a litter?

A Southern African vlei rat (Otomys irroratus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 40 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 13 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 7.1 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Otomys). An adult Southern African vlei rat grows up to a size of 16.3 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 average litter size of a Southern African vlei rat is 1

The Southern African vlei rat (Otomys irroratus) is a species of rodent in the vlei rat genus, Otomys, of the family Muridae in the order Rodentia. This is the type species of the genus. It is native to the grasslands and swamps of southern Africa where it is a common species.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Southern African vlei rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern African vlei rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern African vlei rat

What other animals weight around 114 grams (0.25 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern African vlei rat

Also reaching around 16.3 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: