Litter Size

How many babies does a Yellow-nosed cotton rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Yellow-nosed cotton rats are in a litter?

A Yellow-nosed cotton rat (Sigmodon ochrognathus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 34 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 Muridae family (genus: Sigmodon). An adult Yellow-nosed cotton rat grows up to a size of 15.1 cm (0′ 6″).

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-nosed cotton rat is 3

The yellow-nosed cotton rat (Sigmodon ochrognathus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is native to Mexico and to the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas in the United States, where it inhabits mountain grassland, scrub, and pinyon-juniper woodland. It is common over much of its wide range and the IUCN considers it to be of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Yellow-nosed cotton rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Yellow-nosed cotton rat

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Yellow-nosed cotton rat

What other animals weight around 122 grams (0.27 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Yellow-nosed cotton rat

Also reaching around 15.1 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: