Litter Size

How many babies does a Siberian flying squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Siberian flying squirrels are in a litter?

A Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 17 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 19.1 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Pteromys). An adult Siberian flying squirrel grows up to a size of 16 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 Siberian flying squirrel is 2

The Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans) is an Old World flying squirrel with a range from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Coast in the east. It is the only species of flying squirrel found in Europe. It is considered vulnerable within the European Union where it is now found only in Estonia, Finland and Latvia out of the 27 countries in the Union.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Siberian flying squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Siberian flying squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Siberian flying squirrel

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.75 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Siberian flying squirrel

What other animals weight around 143 grams (0.32 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Siberian flying squirrel

Also reaching around 16 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: