Litter Size

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

How many baby Highveld gerbils are in a litter?

A Highveld gerbil (Tatera brantsii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Tatera). An adult Highveld 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 average litter size of a Highveld gerbil is 2

The Highveld gerbil (Gerbilliscus brantsii) is a species of gerbil found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, temperate shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, and temperate desert. This is a common species with a wide range and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Highveld gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Highveld gerbil

What other animals weight around 89 grams (0.2 lbs)?