Litter Size

How many babies does a Richardson’s ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Richardson’s ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Richardson’s ground squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii) 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 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.5 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Richardson’s ground squirrel grows up to a size of 21.1 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Richardson's ground squirrel is 7

Richardson’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii), also known as the dakrat or flickertail, is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Urocitellus. Like a number of other ground squirrels, they are sometimes called prairie dogs or gophers, though the latter name belongs more strictly to the pocket gophers of family Geomyidae, and the former to members of the genus Cynomys.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Richardson’s ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Richardson’s ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Richardson’s ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 325 grams (0.72 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Richardson’s ground squirrel

Also reaching around 21.1 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: