How many baby Tondano rats are in a litter?
A Tondano rat (Taeromys taerae) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Taeromys). An adult Tondano rat grows up to a size of 4.1 cm (0′ 2″).
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 Tondano rat (Taeromys taerae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in Indonesia. Taeromys taerae is found in the highlands of northeastern Sulawesi. The rat is a morphological relative of T. hamatus, which is found only in central Sulawesian mountains.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Tondano rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Whitehead’s spiny rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Balochistan gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Buffoon striped grass mouse weighting only 26 grams
- Guinea multimammate mouse with 11 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser bandicoot rat with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Olive montane mouse weighting only 37 grams
- Greater tree mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Van Deusen’s rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Oligoryzomys destructor weighting only 25 grams
- Bower’s white-toothed rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Tondano rat
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: