It is hard to guess what a Nigerian gerbil weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Nigerian gerbil (Gerbillus nigeriae) on average weights 29 grams (0.06 lbs).
The Nigerian gerbil is from the family Muridae (genus: Gerbillus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.3 cm (0′ 3″).
As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.
The Nigerian gerbil (Gerbillus nigeriae) is distributed mainly in northern Nigeria and Burkina Faso.
Animals of the same family as a Nigerian gerbil
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Large mosaic-tailed rat with a weight of 210 grams
- Nephelomys keaysi with a weight of 58 grams
- Tumbala climbing rat with a weight of 280 grams
- Waterhouse’s swamp rat with a weight of 146 grams
- African pygmy mouse with a weight of 6 grams
- Buff-bellied climbing mouse with a weight of 89 grams
- Balochistan gerbil with a weight of 25 grams
- Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat with a weight of 62 grams
- Southern African vlei rat with a weight of 114 grams
- Melanomys zunigae with a weight of 53 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Nigerian gerbil
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Gerbillus nigeriae:
- Olive grass mouse bringing 24 grams to the scale
- Oligoryzomys fulvescens bringing 25 grams to the scale
- Mount Apo forest mouse bringing 34 grams to the scale
- Little red kaluta bringing 32 grams to the scale
- Northern grasshopper mouse bringing 27 grams to the scale
- Balochistan gerbil bringing 25 grams to the scale
- European free-tailed bat bringing 28 grams to the scale
- Intelligent grass mouse bringing 28 grams to the scale
- Short-haired water rat bringing 33 grams to the scale
- Thomas’s broad-nosed bat bringing 26 grams to the scale