Bushveld gerbil

Bushveld gerbil

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Gerbillinae
Species : Tatera leucogaster


The Bushveld 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 bushveld gerbil
A young / baby of a bushveld gerbil is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A bushveld gerbil group is called a 'horde'.

Facts about the bushveld gerbil

Because the Bushveld Gerbil is a clean feeder, he was favoured by African tribesmen and in time past was occasionally harvested by them and cooked or rather coal-grilled, as were the equally clean-feeding Striped Field mice.

Bushveld Gerbil or Tatera leucogaster is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Bushveld gerbils are omnivorous and dig burrows with the entrances usually being at the base of small bushes or grass clumps.

FEATURES JEFF HUNTLY The Bushveld GerbilBUSHVELD Gerbils are interesting and amusing animals that inhabit dry, sandy bushveld country.

It would thus appear as if bushveld gerbils are the preferred hosts of the immature stages of D.

Bushveld gerbils are omnivorous: they feed on the seeds of grasses and other vegetation and on small bulbs, as well as insects, including termites. (Full text)

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