Animal Age

How old does a Mongolian gerbil get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Mongolian gerbil reaches?

An adult Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) usually gets as old as 2 years.

Mongolian gerbils are around 25 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8.9 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Meriones), a Mongolian gerbil caries out around 5 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 3 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 11.2 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Mongolian gerbil gets as old as 2 years

The Mongolian gerbil or Mongolian jird (Meriones unguiculatus) is a small rodent belonging to the subfamily Gerbillinae. Body size is typically 110–135mm, with a 95–120mm tail, and body weight 60–130g, with adult males larger than females. The animal is used in science and kept as a small house pet. Their use in science dates back to the latter half of the 19th century, but they only started to be kept as pets after 1954, when they were brought to the United States. However, their use in scientific research has fallen out of favor.

Animals of the same family as a Mongolian gerbil

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

Animals that reach the same age as Mongolian gerbil

With an average age of 2 years, Mongolian gerbil are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Mongolian gerbil

The same number of babies at once (5) are born by:

Weighting as much as Mongolian gerbil

A fully grown Mongolian gerbil reaches around 57 grams (0.13 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Mongolian gerbil

Those animals grow as big as a Mongolian gerbil: