Litter Size

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

How many baby Round-tailed ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Round-tailed ground squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.5 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Round-tailed ground squirrel grows up to a size of 15.5 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Round-tailed ground squirrel is 6

The round-tailed ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus), known as “Ardillón cola redonda” in Spanish, live in the desert of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. They are called “ground squirrels” because they burrow in loose soil, often under mesquite trees and creosote bushes.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Round-tailed ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Round-tailed ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Round-tailed ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 148 grams (0.33 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Round-tailed ground squirrel

Also reaching around 15.5 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: