How many baby Buxton’s jirds are in a litter?
A Buxton’s jird (Meriones sacramenti) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Meriones). An adult Buxton’s jird 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.
Buxton’s jird (Meriones sacramenti) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in the Negev desert and the northern coastal parts of the Sinai peninsula.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Buxton’s jird is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Fossorial giant rat weighting only 168 grams
- Giluwe rat raching a size of 15 cm (0′ 6″)
- Big-eared hopping mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Neacomys guianae weighting only 15 grams
- Blyth’s vole with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Naked-eared deer mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Black-clawed brush-furred rat weighting only 10 grams
- Maxomys baeodon weighting only 159 grams
- Kaiser’s rock rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Ilin Island cloudrunner raching a size of 25.3 cm (0′ 10″)
Animals that share a litter size with Buxton’s jird
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: