Litter Size

How many babies does a Wood mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Wood mouses are in a litter?

A Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 15 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. 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 Wood 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 average litter size of a Wood mouse is 5

The wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) is a murid rodent native to Europe and northwestern Africa. It is closely related to the yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis) but differs in that it has no band of yellow fur around the neck, has slightly smaller ears, and is usually slightly smaller overall: around 90 mm (3.54 in) in length and 23 g in weight. It is found across most of Europe and is a very common and widespread species, is commensal with people and is sometimes considered a pest. Other common names are long-tailed field mouse, field mouse, common field mouse, and European wood mouse.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Wood mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Wood mouse

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Wood mouse

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4.33 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Wood mouse

What other animals weight around 21 grams (0.05 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Wood mouse

Also reaching around 8.7 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: