Litter Size

How many babies does a Balochistan gerbil have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Balochistan gerbils are in a litter?

A Balochistan gerbil (Gerbillus nanus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 9 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbillus). An adult Balochistan gerbil grows up to a size of 6.3 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Balochistan gerbil is 3

The Balochistan gerbil or dwarf gerbil (Gerbillus nanus), is distributed mainly from Morocco across north Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East and western Asia. This is a common species with a wide distribution which faces no obvious threats, so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Balochistan gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Balochistan gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Balochistan gerbil

What other animals weight around 25 grams (0.06 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Balochistan gerbil

Also reaching around 6.3 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: