Litter Size

How many babies does a Abert’s squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Abert’s squirrels are in a litter?

A Abert’s squirrel (Sciurus aberti) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 40 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Sciurus). An adult Abert’s squirrel grows up to a size of 26.9 cm (0′ 11″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Abert's squirrel is 3

Abert’s squirrel or the tassel-eared squirrel (Sciurus aberti) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus native to the southern Rocky Mountains from the United States to the northern Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, with concentrations found in Arizona, the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado. It is closely associated with, and largely confined to, cool dry ponderosa pine forests. It is named in honor of the American naturalist John James Abert; nine subspecies are recognised. It is recognizable by its tufted ears, gray color, pale underparts and rufous patch on the lower back. The squirrel feeds on the seeds and cones of the Mexican pinyon and the ponderosa pine when they are available, but will also take fungi, buds, bark, and carrion. Breeding normally occurs in summer, with a spherical nest being built high in the canopy.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Abert’s squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Abert’s squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Abert’s squirrel

What other animals weight around 623 grams (1.37 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Abert’s squirrel

Also reaching around 26.9 cm (0′ 11″) in size do these animals: