Litter Size

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

How many baby Pygmy gerbils are in a litter?

A Pygmy gerbil (Gerbillus henleyi) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbillus). An adult Pygmy 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 pygmy gerbil (Gerbillus henleyi) is distributed mainly in Algeria to Israel and the Arabian Peninsula. It is also known as Henley’s gerbil or pygmy dipodil. Gerbillus henleyi is a long-tailed small gerbil with a back coat that is dark grey-brown which has specific white spots, and the species has small upper molars. Gerbillus henleyi, like other species of the Genus Gerbillus, forage nocturnally and have mainly a plant based diet, and also depend on those dietary items for energy and water.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Pygmy gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Pygmy gerbil

What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?