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 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:
- Korean field mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Fawn hopping mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Short-tailed hopping mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Anthony’s woodrat weighting only 195 grams
- Temminck’s mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Buffoon striped grass mouse weighting only 26 grams
- Kemp’s gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Northern grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Cutch rat with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Soft-furred Oldfield mouse weighting only 35 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Lesser Egyptian gerbil
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Great gerbil
- Tien Shan red-backed vole
- Bank vole
- Boehm’s gerbil
- Mountain cottontail
- Etruscan shrew
- Panamint chipmunk
- Olympic marmot
- Smoke-bellied rat
- Indian desert jird
Animals with the same weight as a Lesser Egyptian gerbil
What other animals weight around 27 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Little red kaluta weighting 32 grams
- Greater round-eared bat weighting 27 grams
- Pygmy mouse lemur weighting 31 grams
- Panama slender opossum weighting 29 grams
- Osgood’s mouse weighting 27 grams
- Bailey’s pocket mouse weighting 27 grams
- Oligoryzomys magellanicus weighting 25 grams
- Asian particolored bat weighting 24 grams
- Greater horseshoe bat weighting 22 grams
- Day’s grass mouse weighting 32 grams