Litter Size

How many babies does a Indian desert jird have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Indian desert jirds are in a litter?

A Indian desert jird (Meriones hurrianae) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 29 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Meriones). An adult Indian desert jird grows up to a size of 15 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Indian desert jird is 4

The Indian desert jird or Indian desert gerbil (Meriones hurrianae) is a species of jird found mainly in the Thar Desert in India. Jirds are closely related to gerbils.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Indian desert jird is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Indian desert jird

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Indian desert jird

What other animals weight around 71 grams (0.16 lbs)?