Litter Size

How many babies does a African pygmy squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby African pygmy squirrels are in a litter?

A African pygmy squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Myosciurus). An adult African pygmy squirrel grows up to a size of 6.9 cm (0′ 3″).

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 African pygmy squirrel is 1

The African pygmy squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Myosciurus. It is found in tropical rainforests in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. It is not considered threatened, but likely declines locally due to habitat loss. Together with the least pygmy squirrel of Asia, the African pygmy squirrel is the world’s smallest squirrel measuring about 12–14 cm (4.7–5.5 in) in total length and just 15–18 g (0.53–0.63 oz) in weight, which is less than a typical house mouse.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

African pygmy squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with African pygmy squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a African pygmy squirrel

What other animals weight around 16 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a African pygmy squirrel

Also reaching around 6.9 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: