How many baby Turkestan rats are in a litter?
A Turkestan rat (Rattus turkestanicus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rattus). An adult Turkestan rat grows up to a size of 15.1 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 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:
- Tawny-bellied cotton rat with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Nelson’s woodrat weighting only 198 grams
- Eurasian harvest mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Namaqua rock rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Ethiopian narrow-headed rat weighting only 144 grams
- Euryoryzomys russatus weighting only 60 grams
- Phillips’s gerbil weighting only 127 grams
- Olive grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Least forest mouse weighting only 21 grams
- Isarog striped shrew-rat weighting only 140 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Turkestan rat
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: