Litter Size

How many babies does a Little ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Little ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Little ground squirrel (Spermophilus pygmaeus) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 7 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 26 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Little ground squirrel grows up to a size of 17.9 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Little ground squirrel is 7

The little ground squirrel or little souslik, (Spermophilus pygmaeus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found from Eastern Europe to Central Asia.Its subspecies include Spermophilus pygmaeus pygmaeus, Spermophilus pygmaeus brauneri, Spermophilus pygmaeus herbicolus and Spermophilus pygmaeus mugosaricus. The Caucasian mountain ground squirrel (Spermophilus musicus) is now considered to be a separate species.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Little ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Little ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Little ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 174 grams (0.38 lbs)?