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Mongolian Gerbil Anatomy

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Sub Family

Gerbillinae

Genus

Meriones

Specie

unguiculatus

Size

12-14 cm, excluding tail

Weight

2-3 grams (birth), 75-120 grams (adult)

Body temperature

94-103F

Heart rate

260-600 beats per minute

Respiratory rate

70-120 per minute

Toes front

4

Toes rear

5

Adult Food consumption

10-15 grams per day

Adult water consumption

4-10 ml per day

Gestation period

24 days

Captive Lifespan

3 to 5 years

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