Litter Size

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

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

A Tristram’s jird (Meriones tristrami) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 24 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 Tristram’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 Tristram's jird is 5

Meriones tristrami, known as Tristram’s jird, is a species of gerbil that lives in the Middle East. It is named after the Reverend Henry Baker Tristram who collected the first specimens. It is up to 155 mm (6.1 in) long, and lives in burrows in steppes and semi-deserts from Turkey and the Caucasus to Israel and Iran. Records from the Greek island of Kos represent the only gerbils reported from Europe, outside the former Soviet Union. It is a common, widespread species, and is not considered to be threatened.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Tristram’s jird

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Tristram’s jird

What other animals weight around 112 grams (0.25 lbs)?