Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Gerbillinae
Species : Meriones persicus
The Persian jird is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Facts about the Persian jird
A Persian Jird is similar to a large Mongolian Gerbil.
Persian jirds are very peaceful, fights almost never occur.
The Persian jird is a rather big jird, about 130-168 millimeters, the tail ads another 145-188 mm.
Lesser, greater and Mehely's horsechoe bats, lesser mouse-eared bat, Schreibers' bat, Tristram's and Persian jirds are abundant and stone marten is common there. (Full text)
Our Persian Jirds are actually litter trained and only use an old steel chin dust bath as a toilet - I just make sure it's changed regularly. (Full text)
Persian Jirds are nocturnal and h ave large eyes and ears that are very sensitive to noise. (Full text)
Persian Jirds are not shy of taking advantage of human habitation. (Full text)
The Persian Jird is large. (Full text)More animals beginning with P