Cheesman's gerbil

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Cheesman's gerbil

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Gerbillinae
Species : Gerbillus cheesmani

 

The Cheesman's gerbil 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

Namings for the Cheesman
A young / baby of a Cheesman is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Cheesman group is called a 'horde'.

Facts about the Cheesman's gerbil

Cheesman's gerbil Cheesman's gerbil (Gerbillus cheesmani ) is also widespread in the Emirates and has many similarities with the lesser jerboa.

In the Emirates the jerboa seems to favour the deserts towards the gravel plains, whereas Cheesman's gerbil is found all over the country.

The Cheesman's gerbil is a medium size gerbil with a pale orangish/yellow back colour.

The Cheesman's gerbils are extremely docile.

Cheesman's gerbil Cheesman's gerbil (Gerbillus cheesmani ) is also widespread in the Emirates and has many similarities with the (Full text)

In CaptivityCheesman's gerbils are not common in captivity - it appears they are not as easy to breed as other more common varieties of gerbil. (Full text)

The Cheesman's gerbil is a medium size gerbil with a pale orangish/yellow back colour. (Full text)

gerbillus) In temperament Cheesman's gerbils are very placid, being both inquisitive and apparently totally unafraid of humans. (Full text)

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