How many baby Anderson’s gerbils are in a litter?
A Anderson’s gerbil (Gerbillus andersoni) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbillus). An adult Anderson’s gerbil grows up to a size of 9.8 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.
Anderson’s gerbil (Gerbillus andersoni) is a species of gerbils distributed from Tunisia to Israel. Their habitats and diets are similar to other gerbils. The gestation period is 20–22 days and the average litter size is four or five. The IUCN formerly listed the junior synonym Gerbillus allenbyi as vulnerable.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Anderson’s gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Himalayan field rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Northern Luzon giant cloud rat weighting around 1.75 kilograms (3.86 lbs)
- Golden-backed tree-rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Ivory Coast rat weighting only 52 grams
- True’s vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Garlepp’s mouse weighting only 59 grams
- Big-eared climbing rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Ammodile weighting only 50 grams
- Tatra pine vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Anderson’s gerbil
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Greater Egyptian gerbil
- Vancouver Island marmot
- Bahamian raccoon
- Little native mouse
- Yucatan squirrel
- Desert warthog
- Altai birch mouse
- Heermann’s kangaroo rat
- Alpine pika
- Forest dormouse
Animals with the same weight as a Anderson’s gerbil
What other animals weight around 27 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Thomas’s broad-nosed bat weighting 26 grams
- Kangaroo Island dunnart weighting 22 grams
- Lesser Wilfred’s mouse weighting 22 grams
- New Guinea free-tailed bat weighting 26 grams
- Common vole weighting 26 grams
- Oligoryzomys longicaudatus weighting 27 grams
- European free-tailed bat weighting 28 grams
- Taiwan field mouse weighting 25 grams
- Rufous-bellied bolo mouse weighting 32 grams
- Nagtglas’s African dormouse weighting 30 grams