Litter Size

How many babies does a Yellow-necked mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Yellow-necked mouses are in a litter?

A Yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis) 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 24 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Apodemus). An adult Yellow-necked mouse grows up to a size of 10.3 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Yellow-necked mouse is 5

The yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis), also called yellow-necked field mouse, yellow-necked wood mouse, and South China field mouse, is closely related to the wood mouse, with which it was long confused. It was only recognised as a separate species in 1894. It differs in its band of yellow fur around the neck and in having slightly larger ears and usually being slightly larger overall. Around 100 mm in length, it can climb trees and sometimes overwinters in houses. It is found mostly in mountainous areas of southern Europe, but extends north into parts of Scandinavia and Britain. It facilitates the spread of tick-borne encephalitis to humans and is a reservoir species for the Dobrava virus, a hantavirus that is responsible for causing haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Yellow-necked mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Yellow-necked mouse

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Yellow-necked mouse

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Yellow-necked mouse

What other animals weight around 31 grams (0.07 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Yellow-necked mouse

Also reaching around 10.3 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: