Litter Size

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

How many baby Greater Egyptian gerbils are in a litter?

A Greater Egyptian gerbil (Gerbillus pyramidum) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 15 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbillus). An adult Greater Egyptian gerbil grows up to a size of 10.1 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Greater Egyptian gerbil is 3

The greater Egyptian gerbil (Gerbillus pyramidum) is a small rodent in the family Muridae. It is native to northern Africa where it inhabits sandy deserts, semi-arid areas and oases. It is a common species, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Greater Egyptian gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Greater Egyptian gerbil

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8.17 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater Egyptian gerbil

What other animals weight around 42 grams (0.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Greater Egyptian gerbil

Also reaching around 10.1 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: