How many baby Fringe-tailed gerbils are in a litter?
A Fringe-tailed gerbil (Tatera robusta) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Tatera). An adult Fringe-tailed 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.
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:
- Maxomys baeodon weighting only 159 grams
- Eastern white-eared giant rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Delicate vesper mouse weighting only 13 grams
- Oligoryzomys fulvescens with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Red rock rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Unicolored Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Montane vole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Blick’s grass rat weighting only 128 grams
- Sandy inland mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Sody’s tree rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Fringe-tailed gerbil
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Gray marmot
- Belding’s ground squirrel
- Uinta ground squirrel
- Vagrant shrew
- Mongolian hamster
- Javan warty pig
- Pale field rat
- Northern gracile opossum
- Middendorf’s vole
Animals with the same weight as a Fringe-tailed gerbil
What other animals weight around 96 grams (0.21 lbs)?
- Island tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 107 grams
- Highveld gerbil weighting 89 grams
- Northern three-toed jerboa weighting 89 grams
- Buff-bellied climbing mouse weighting 89 grams
- Central rock rat weighting 100 grams
- Bramble Cay melomys weighting 100 grams
- Kalinowski’s Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Sooretamys weighting 100 grams
- Hairy-eared dwarf lemur weighting 78 grams
- Montane Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams