Litter Size

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

How many baby Pouched gerbils are in a litter?

A Pouched gerbil (Desmodilliscus braueri) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Desmodilliscus). An adult Pouched gerbil grows up to a size of 20.3 cm (0′ 8″).

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 pouched gerbil (Desmodilliscus braueri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Desmodilliscus and the subtribe Desmodilliscina.It is found across western Africa from Mauritania east to Sudan. Its natural habitat is dry savanna.This species is probably the smallest of the familia Muridae. It weighs 6 to 14 grams, its length is 4 to 8 cm without the shorter, poorly haired tail.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Pouched gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Pouched gerbil

What other animals weight around 10 grams (0.02 lbs)?