Litter Size

How many babies does a Gerbil mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Gerbil mouses are in a litter?

A Gerbil mouse (Malacothrix typica) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 26 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Malacothrix). An adult Gerbil mouse grows up to a size of 59.5 cm (2′ 0″).

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 gerbil mouse or long-eared mouse (Malacothrix typica) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, hot deserts, and temperate deserts.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Gerbil mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Gerbil mouse

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Gerbil mouse

What other animals weight around 17 grams (0.04 lbs)?