Litter Size

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

How many baby Bushveld gerbils are in a litter?

A Bushveld gerbil (Gerbilliscus leucogaster) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbilliscus). An adult Bushveld gerbil grows up to a size of 15 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 Bushveld gerbil is 4

The Bushveld gerbil (Gerbilliscus leucogaster) is a species of gerbil found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and hot deserts.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Bushveld gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Bushveld gerbil

What other animals weight around 73 grams (0.16 lbs)?