Animal Age

How old does a Fat-tailed gerbil get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Fat-tailed gerbil reaches?

An adult Fat-tailed gerbil (Pachyuromys duprasi) usually gets as old as 4.33 years.

Fat-tailed gerbils are around 20 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 8.89 kg (19.6 lbs) and measure 80.8 cm (2′ 8″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Pachyuromys), their offspring is 3 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.97 meter (6′ 6″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Fat-tailed gerbil gets as old as 4.33 years

The fat-tailed gerbil (Pachyuromys duprasi), also called the duprasi gerbil, is a rodent belonging to subfamily Gerbillinae. It is the only member of the genus Pachyuromys. These rodents are the most docile species of the Gerbil subfamily. They have fluffy and soft fur. Fat-tailed gerbils have been available on the pet market for decades, but in the 21st century breeders can be hard to find. They are sometimes considered as pocket pets.Other common English names are: fat-tailed jird, fat-tailed rat, and beer mat gerbil. Names in other languages are: abu lya (أبو ليه) in Egyptian Arabic, and adhal alyan (عضل أليان) in Standard Arabic, souris à grosse queue (French), Fettschwanzrennmaus (German), fedthale mus (Danish), rasvahäntägerbiili (Finnish), and dikstaartgerbil (Dutch).

Animals of the same family as a Fat-tailed gerbil

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Muridae):

Animals that reach the same age as Fat-tailed gerbil

With an average age of 4.33 years, Fat-tailed gerbil are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Fat-tailed gerbil

The same number of babies at once (3) are born by:

Weighting as much as Fat-tailed gerbil

A fully grown Fat-tailed gerbil reaches around 47 grams (0.1 lbs). So do these animals: