Litter Size

How many babies does a Dune hairy-footed gerbil have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Dune hairy-footed gerbils are in a litter?

A Dune hairy-footed gerbil (Gerbillurus tytonis) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbillurus). An adult Dune hairy-footed gerbil grows up to a size of 9.9 cm (0′ 4″).

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 dune hairy-footed gerbil, or the Namib dune gerbil (Gerbillurus tytonis) is a species of gerbil found only in Namibia. Its natural habitat is temperate desert where it lives in loose sand among sand dunes, feeding opportunistically on arthropods, seeds and green vegetation.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Dune hairy-footed gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Dune hairy-footed gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dune hairy-footed gerbil

What other animals weight around 29 grams (0.06 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Dune hairy-footed gerbil

Also reaching around 9.9 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: