Litter Size

How many babies does a Tawny-bellied cotton rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Tawny-bellied cotton rats are in a litter?

A Tawny-bellied cotton rat (Sigmodon fulviventer) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 36 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 15 kg (33.07 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Sigmodon). An adult Tawny-bellied cotton rat grows up to a size of 18 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 tawny-bellied cotton rat (Sigmodon fulviventer) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Mexico and in the US states of Arizona and New Mexico.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Tawny-bellied cotton rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Tawny-bellied cotton rat

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Tawny-bellied cotton rat

What other animals weight around 196 grams (0.43 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Tawny-bellied cotton rat

Also reaching around 18 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: