Litter Size

How many babies does a Sundevall’s jird have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Sundevall’s jirds are in a litter?

A Sundevall’s jird (Meriones crassus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Meriones). An adult Sundevall’s 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 Sundevall's jird is 4

Sundevall’s jird (Meriones crassus) is a species of rodent in the family of Muridae. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Pakistan, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Western Sahara, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and possibly Mali. Its natural habitat is hot deserts.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Sundevall’s jird is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Sundevall’s jird

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Sundevall’s jird

Other animals that usually reach the age of 5.58 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Sundevall’s jird

What other animals weight around 69 grams (0.15 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Sundevall’s jird

Also reaching around 15 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: