Litter Size

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

How many baby Smith’s bush squirrels are in a litter?

A Smith’s bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 56 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Paraxerus). An adult Smith’s bush squirrel grows up to a size of 17.2 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 Smith's bush squirrel is 2

Smith’s bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi), also known as the yellow-footed squirrel or tree squirrel, is an African bush squirrel which is native to woodlands of the southern Afrotropics.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Smith’s bush squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Smith’s bush squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Smith’s bush squirrel

What other animals weight around 222 grams (0.49 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Smith’s bush squirrel

Also reaching around 17.2 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: