Litter Size

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

How many baby Turkestan red pikas are in a litter?

A Turkestan red pika (Ochotona rutila) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Ochotonidae family (genus: Ochotona). An adult Turkestan red pika grows up to a size of 20.8 cm (0′ 9″).

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 average litter size of a Turkestan red pika is 4

The Turkestan red pika (Ochotona rutila) is a species of mammal in the family Ochotonidae. The summer fur at its back is bright rufous and the ventral fur is white or ochraceous. The winter dorsal fur is pale brown and the ventral fur is white or light ochraceous in colour. It is found in the mountains of western Xinjiang in China, and sporadically also in the central Asian mountains in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The female has a low fertility rate, and gives birth to offspring during the breeding season from spring to summer. She generally produces two litters each year, with two to six young. It is rated as a species of least concern on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Endangered Species, but it is considered to be near-threatened within the China part of its range.

Other animals of the family Ochotonidae

Turkestan red pika is a member of the Ochotonidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Turkestan red pika

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Turkestan red pika

Also reaching around 20.8 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: