How many baby Ural field mouses are in a litter?
A Ural field mouse (Apodemus uralensis) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Apodemus). An adult Ural field mouse grows up to a size of 8.7 cm (0′ 4″).
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 Ural field mouse (Apodemus uralensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is also known as the pygmy field mouse. It is found in Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Ural field mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Ryukyu mouse weighting only 14 grams
- Long-nosed Luzon forest mouse weighting only 34 grams
- Western heather vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- European water vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Goldman’s water mouse weighting only 38 grams
- Brush-tailed rabbit rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Bunny rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Gregarious short-tailed rat weighting only 92 grams
- Southern climbing mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Andean vesper mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Ural field mouse
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Rufous mouse opossum
- Grey red-backed vole
- Paucident planigale
- Piebald shrew
- Corsac fox
- Javan warty pig
- Wood lemming
- Alpine shrew
- Soft-furred rat
- Tate’s woolly mouse opossum
Animals with the same weight as a Ural field mouse
What other animals weight around 18 grams (0.04 lbs)?
- Pond bat weighting 15 grams
- Fox’s shrew weighting 21 grams
- Northern ghost bat weighting 16 grams
- Savanna path shrew weighting 16 grams
- Mexican harvest mouse weighting 15 grams
- Tent-making bat weighting 16 grams
- Shrew-toothed shrew tenrec weighting 18 grams
- Lesser short-tailed gerbil weighting 17 grams
- Santa Cruz mouse weighting 21 grams
- Egyptian free-tailed bat weighting 17 grams