Litter Size

How many babies does a Steppe pika have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Steppe pikas are in a litter?

A Steppe pika (Ochotona pusilla) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 24 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Ochotonidae family (genus: Ochotona). An adult Steppe pika grows up to a size of 15.7 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 Steppe pika is 8

The steppe pika (Ochotona pusilla) is a small mammal of the pika family, Ochotonidae. It is found in the steppes of south Russia and northern Kazakhstan.

Other animals of the family Ochotonidae

Steppe pika is a member of the Ochotonidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Steppe pika

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Steppe pika

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Steppe pika

What other animals weight around 143 grams (0.32 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Steppe pika

Also reaching around 15.7 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: