Litter Size

How many babies does a Great gerbil have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Great gerbils are in a litter?

A Great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Rhombomys). An adult Great gerbil grows up to a size of 21 cm (0′ 9″).

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 average litter size of a Great gerbil is 4

The great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus) is a large gerbil found throughout much of Central Asia.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Great gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Great gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Great gerbil

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4 years: