Litter Size

How many babies does a Himalayan striped squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Himalayan striped squirrels are in a litter?

A Himalayan striped squirrel (Tamiops macclellandi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Tamiops). An adult Himalayan striped squirrel grows up to a size of 10.4 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 Himalayan striped squirrel is 2

The Himalayan striped squirrel (Tamiops mcclellandii), also known as western striped squirrel, or Burmese striped squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It lives in a variety of forest from tropical to subtropical in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. This species is diurnal, arboreal and feeds on fruits, vegetable matter, and insects. It often seen in small groups and uses tree holes for shelter.The rapid uplift of the Himalayan Mountains is believed to have caused the diversification of the three main Tamiops Lineages. Multiple divergences from 5.8 to 1.7 mya likely led to the formation of modern Tamiops species.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Himalayan striped squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Himalayan striped squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Himalayan striped squirrel

What other animals weight around 45 grams (0.1 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Himalayan striped squirrel

Also reaching around 10.4 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: