Litter Size

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

How many baby Lesser Egyptian gerbils are in a litter?

A Lesser Egyptian gerbil (Gerbillus gerbillus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbillus). An adult Lesser Egyptian gerbil grows up to a size of 8.3 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 Lesser Egyptian gerbil is 4

The lesser Egyptian gerbil (Gerbillus gerbillus) is a small species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is native to North Africa and the Sinai Peninsula, where it lives in sandy habitats. 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

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

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser Egyptian gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser Egyptian gerbil

What other animals weight around 27 grams (0.06 lbs)?