Litter Size

How many babies does a Vagrant shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Vagrant shrews are in a litter?

A Vagrant shrew (Sorex vagrans) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Vagrant shrew grows up to a size of 6.4 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Vagrant shrew is 5

The vagrant shrew (Sorex vagrans), also known as the wandering shrew, is a medium-sized North American shrew. At one time, the montane shrew and the Orizaba long-tailed shrew were considered to belong to the same species.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Vagrant shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Vagrant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Vagrant shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2.08 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Vagrant shrew

What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Vagrant shrew

Also reaching around 6.4 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: