Litter Size

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

How many baby Senegal gerbils are in a litter?

A Senegal gerbil (Taterillus pygargus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 26 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Taterillus). An adult Senegal gerbil grows up to a size of 11.7 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Senegal gerbil or Senegal tateril (Taterillus pygargus) is a species of gerbil found in Niger, Senegal, possibly Gambia, possibly Mali, and possibly Mauritania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, arable land, pastureland, and rural gardens.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Senegal gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Senegal gerbil

What other animals weight around 60 grams (0.13 lbs)?