Litter Size

How many babies does a Red-cheeked ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Red-cheeked ground squirrels are in a litter?

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

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Red-cheeked ground squirrel grows up to a size of 29.6 cm (1′ 0″).

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 red-cheeked ground squirrel (Spermophilus erythrogenys) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is commonly referred to as the red-cheeked ground souslik and there are several recognized subspecies. It is found in central Asia. Spermophilus brunnescens (Belyaev, 1943), Spermophilus heptneri (Vasil’eva, 1964) and Spermophilus ungae (Martino, 1923) are accepted as synonyms. There is some controversy over whether Spermophilus pallidicauda and Spermophilus brevicauda should be regarded as synonyms or full species.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Red-cheeked ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Red-cheeked ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once: