How many baby True’s voles are in a litter?
A True’s vole (Hyperacrius fertilis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.5 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Hyperacrius). An adult True’s vole grows up to a size of 33.9 cm (1′ 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.
True’s vole (Hyperacrius fertilis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found in India and Pakistan.
Other animals of the family Muridae
True’s vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Gray-bellied pygmy mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- White-footed mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Djoongari with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Shining thicket rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Eva’s desert mouse weighting only 21 grams
- Spotted bolo mouse weighting only 37 grams
- Pleasant gerbil weighting only 13 grams
- Nelson’s woodrat weighting only 198 grams
- Middle East blind mole-rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Melanomys robustulus weighting only 53 grams
Animals that share a litter size with True’s vole
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Golden mouse
- Dusky-footed woodrat
- Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat
- Guyenne spiny rat
- Pied tamarin
- Babault’s mouse shrew
- Small-toothed palm civet
- Greater Egyptian jerboa
Animals with the same weight as a True’s vole
What other animals weight around 22 grams (0.05 lbs)?
- Friendly leaf-eared mouse weighting 20 grams
- Peters’s dwarf epauletted fruit bat weighting 25 grams
- Blackish grass mouse weighting 19 grams
- Yellow steppe lemming weighting 26 grams
- White-footed vole weighting 23 grams
- White-lined broad-nosed bat weighting 24 grams
- Western shrew mouse weighting 21 grams
- Ethiopian striped mouse weighting 18 grams
- Yellow golden mole weighting 24 grams
- Indomalayan pencil-tailed tree mouse weighting 23 grams