Litter Size

How many babies does a White-tailed rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby White-tailed rats are in a litter?

A White-tailed rat (Mystromys albicaudatus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 37 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.3 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mystromys). An adult White-tailed rat grows up to a size of 1.12 meter (3′ 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 white-tailed rat (Mystromys albicaudatus) also known as the white-tailed mouse, is the only member of the subfamily Mystromyinae in the family Nesomyidae. This species is sometimes placed in the subfamily Cricetinae due to similarities in appearance between the white-tailed rat and hamsters, but molecular phylogenetic studies have confirmed that the two groups are not closely related. The subfamily Mystromyinae is sometimes placed within the family Muridae along with all other subfamilies of muroids.The white-tailed rat is restricted to shrubby areas and grasslands of South Africa and Lesotho. This is an uncommon species, and populations are thought to be declining because of conversion of scrubland to pasture. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being an “endangered species”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

White-tailed rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with White-tailed rat

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a White-tailed rat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 6 years:

Animals with the same weight as a White-tailed rat

What other animals weight around 86 grams (0.19 lbs)?