Litter Size

How many babies does a Speckled ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Speckled ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 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 Speckled ground squirrel grows up to a size of 14.5 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Speckled ground squirrel is 5

The speckled ground squirrel or spotted souslik (Spermophilus suslicus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae from Eastern Europe. Spermophilus suslicus consists of three subspecies: S. s. boristhenicus, S. s. guttatus, and S. s. suslicus. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Speckled ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Speckled ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Speckled ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 252 grams (0.56 lbs)?