Litter Size

How many babies does a Cape short-eared gerbil have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Cape short-eared gerbils are in a litter?

A Cape short-eared gerbil (Desmodillus auricularis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Desmodillus). An adult Cape short-eared gerbil grows up to a size of 20.3 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Cape short-eared gerbil is 2

The Cape short-eared gerbil (Desmodillus auricularis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Desmodillus.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.Its natural habitats are hot deserts and temperate desert.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Cape short-eared gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape short-eared gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape short-eared gerbil

What other animals weight around 54 grams (0.12 lbs)?