Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern grasshopper mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern grasshopper mouses are in a litter?

A Southern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys torridus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 13.5 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Onychomys). An adult Southern grasshopper mouse grows up to a size of 9.4 cm (0′ 4″).

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 grasshopper mouse is 3

The southern grasshopper mouse or scorpion mouse (Onychomys torridus) is a species of the order Rodentia, and is in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Mexico and in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah in the United States. Notable for its resistance to venom, it routinely kills and eats Arizona bark scorpions, a species with a highly venomous sting.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Southern grasshopper mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern grasshopper mouse

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Southern grasshopper mouse

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4.58 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern grasshopper mouse

What other animals weight around 21 grams (0.05 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern grasshopper mouse

Also reaching around 9.4 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: