Litter Size

How many babies does a Black-tailed gerbil have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Black-tailed gerbils are in a litter?

A Black-tailed gerbil (Tatera nigricauda) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 20 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Tatera). An adult Black-tailed gerbil grows up to a size of 11.7 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 black-tailed gerbil (Gerbilliscus nigricaudus) is a species of gerbil found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and arable land.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Black-tailed gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Black-tailed gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-tailed gerbil

What other animals weight around 123 grams (0.27 lbs)?