Litter Size

How many babies does a Turkestan rat have at once? (litter size)

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:

Animals that share a litter size with Turkestan rat

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: