How many baby Fringe-tailed gerbils are in a litter?
A Fringe-tailed gerbil (Gerbilliscus robustus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbilliscus). An adult Fringe-tailed gerbil 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.
The fringe-tailed gerbil (Gerbilliscus robustus) is a species of gerbil found in Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, possibly Cameroon, and possibly Nigeria. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, arable land and urban areas.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Fringe-tailed gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Fawn-colored mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Angular hocicudo weighting only 67 grams
- Acacia rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Yellow steppe lemming with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Louise’s spiny mouse weighting only 20 grams
- Champion’s tree mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Robert’s hocicudo weighting only 83 grams
- Namib brush-tailed gerbil weighting only 38 grams
- Southern grasshopper mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Darling Downs hopping mouse weighting only 89 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Fringe-tailed gerbil
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Paucident planigale
- Siberian large-toothed shrew
- Lesser hedgehog tenrec
- Southern red-backed vole
- Dark bolo mouse
- Northern grass mouse
- Golden-mantled ground squirrel
- Common degu
- White-tailed prairie dog
- Northern grass mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Fringe-tailed gerbil
What other animals weight around 95 grams (0.21 lbs)?
- Least weasel weighting 79 grams
- Eastern chestnut mouse weighting 79 grams
- Candango mouse weighting 97 grams
- Paramo Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Lady Burton’s rope squirrel weighting 109 grams
- Kowari weighting 109 grams
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat weighting 82 grams
- Peterson’s chinchilla mouse weighting 83 grams
- Coxing’s white-bellied rat weighting 80 grams
- Gregarious short-tailed rat weighting 92 grams