Litter Size

How many babies does a Target rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Target rats are in a litter?

A Target rat (Stochomys longicaudatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 4.5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Stochomys). An adult Target rat grows up to a size of 14.2 cm (0′ 6″).

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 target rat (Stochomys longicaudatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Stochomys. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Target rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Target rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Target rat

What other animals weight around 70 grams (0.15 lbs)?