Litter Size

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

How many baby Midday jirds are in a litter?

A Midday jird (Meriones meridianus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 15 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Meriones). An adult Midday 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 Midday jird is 5

The midday jird, or midday gerbil (Meriones meridianus), is a species of rodent in the family Muridae and native to sandy deserts in Afghanistan, China, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. How this rodent received its common name is unclear as it is mainly nocturnal.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Midday jird

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: