Litter Size

How many babies does a Buxton’s jird have at once? (litter size)

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:

Animals that share a litter size with Buxton’s jird

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: