Lesser Egyptian gerbil

Lesser Egyptian gerbil

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


The Lesser egyptian gerbil is listed as Least Concern. 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 lesser Egyptian gerbil
A young / baby of a lesser Egyptian gerbil is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A lesser Egyptian gerbil group is called a 'horde'.
Lesser Egyptian gerbil habitats
Desert and Hot Desert
Some facts about the
Lesser Egyptian gerbil

Adult weight : 0.03 kg (0.066 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Litter size : 4

Body mass : 0.03 kg (0.066 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the lesser Egyptian gerbil

Lesser Egyptian Gerbils are attracted by campsites, fallen dates and camel dung, and will often bite when first captured in the wild. (Full text)

The Lesser Egyptian Gerbil is a very social animal and a burrow can contain many gerbils. (Full text)

The species often called The Egyptian Gerbil (Gerbillus gerbillus) is better referred to as The Lesser Egyptian Gerbil to avoid confusion with The Greater Egyptian Gerbil (G. (Full text)

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