Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern mountain cavy have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern mountain cavys are in a litter?

A Southern mountain cavy (Microcavia australis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 55 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 30 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 9.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Microcavia). An adult Southern mountain cavy grows up to a size of 20 cm (0′ 8″).

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 mountain cavy is 2

The southern mountain cavy (Microcavia australis) is a species of South American rodent in the family Caviidae.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Southern mountain cavy is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern mountain cavy

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern mountain cavy

What other animals weight around 261 grams (0.58 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern mountain cavy

Also reaching around 20 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: