Litter Size

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

How many baby Belding’s ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Belding’s ground squirrel (Spermophilus beldingi) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 26 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Belding’s ground squirrel grows up to a size of 23.6 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Belding's ground squirrel is 5

Belding’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus beldingi), also called pot gut, sage rat or picket-pin, is a squirrel that lives on mountains in the western United States. In California, it often is found at 6,500 to 11,800 feet (2,000–3,600 m) in meadows between Lake Tahoe and Kings Canyon. This species is not of conservation concern, and its range includes some protected areas.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Belding’s ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Belding’s ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 272 grams (0.6 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Belding’s ground squirrel

Also reaching around 23.6 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: