How many baby Turkestan rats are in a litter?
A Turkestan rat (Rattus pyctoris) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4.67 kg (10.3 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rattus). An adult Turkestan rat grows up to a size of 11.5 cm (0′ 5″).
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 Turkestan rat (Rattus pyctoris) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Turkestan rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- California vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Thespian grass mouse weighting only 24 grams
- Andean gerbil mouse weighting only 28 grams
- Oligoryzomys chacoensis weighting only 23 grams
- Peterson’s chinchilla mouse weighting only 83 grams
- Akodon azarae with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Field vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Bartels’s spiny rat weighting only 88 grams
- Oecomys rex weighting only 73 grams
- Pittier’s crab-eating rat weighting only 69 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Turkestan rat
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: