Litter Size

How many babies does a Cliff chipmunk have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Cliff chipmunks are in a litter?

A Cliff chipmunk (Tamias dorsalis) 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 29 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Tamias). An adult Cliff chipmunk grows up to a size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Cliff chipmunk is 5

The cliff chipmunk (Neotamias dorsalis) is a small, bushy-tailed squirrel that typically lives along cliff walls or boulder fields bordering Pinyon-juniper woodlands in the Western United States and Mexico (commonly spotted in northern Arizona to Colorado). Cliff chipmunks are very agile, and can often be seen scaling steep cliff walls. Cliff chipmunks do not amass body fat as the more common ground squirrel does. They create a “stash” of food which they frequent during the cold winter months. The chipmunks size varies from 8-10 in. and weigh an average of 2.5 oz. These small creatures live to a staggering 12 1/2 years. The chipmunks are brown on their underside and gray on the back with white stripes on their face.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Cliff chipmunk is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cliff chipmunk

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cliff chipmunk

What other animals weight around 63 grams (0.14 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cliff chipmunk

Also reaching around 12.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: