Litter Size

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

How many baby Mexican ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Mexican ground squirrel (Spermophilus mexicanus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Mexican ground squirrel grows up to a size of 19.3 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 Mexican ground squirrel is 5

The Mexican ground squirrel (Ictidomys mexicanus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Mexico and the United States. One of its closest relatives is the thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus).

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Mexican ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 177 grams (0.39 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mexican ground squirrel

Also reaching around 19.3 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: