How many baby Typical vlei rats are in a litter?
A Typical vlei rat (Otomys typus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 7.1 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Otomys). An adult Typical vlei rat grows up to a size of 18.2 cm (0′ 8″).
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 typical vlei rat (Otomys typus) is a species of vlei rat in the rodent family Muridae.It is found only in Ethiopia.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.It is threatened by habitat loss.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Typical vlei rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Large-scaled mosaic-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Oecomys bicolor with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Charming thicket rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Delectable soft-furred mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern small-toothed rat weighting only 357 grams
- Annandale’s rat weighting only 197 grams
- Lesser ricefield rat weighting only 104 grams
- Gray spiny mouse raching a size of 8.5 cm (0′ 4″)
- Eastern rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Transcaspian vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Typical vlei rat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: