How many baby Emin’s gerbils are in a litter?
A Emin’s gerbil (Taterillus emini) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Taterillus). An adult Emin’s gerbil grows up to a size of 11.7 cm (0′ 5″).
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.
Emin’s gerbil or Emin’s tateril (Taterillus emini) is a species of gerbil found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and arable land.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Emin’s gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Long-tailed giant rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Gould’s mouse weighting only 49 grams
- Magdalena rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Andean big-eared mouse weighting only 38 grams
- Whitehead’s spiny rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Southern red-backed vole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Kemp’s spiny mouse weighting only 22 grams
- Spinifex hopping mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Highveld gerbil with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Large mosaic-tailed rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Emin’s gerbil
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Pale kangaroo mouse
- Bicolored musk shrew
- Crab-eating mongoose
- Temminck’s mouse
- Texas pocket gopher
- Blackish white-toothed shrew
- Silky pocket mouse
- Western red-backed vole
- Molina’s grass mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Emin’s gerbil
What other animals weight around 52 grams (0.11 lbs)?
- Hainan gymnure weighting 58 grams
- Eastern tube-nosed bat weighting 48 grams
- White-throated grass mouse weighting 42 grams
- Antillean fruit-eating bat weighting 45 grams
- Swamp antechinus weighting 53 grams
- Grayish mouse opossum weighting 48 grams
- Chibchan water mouse weighting 50 grams
- Pale gerbil weighting 52 grams
- Oreoryzomys weighting 60 grams
- Handleyomys fuscatus weighting 49 grams