Litter Size

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

How many baby Spotted ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Spotted ground squirrel (Spermophilus spilosoma) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.

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 Spotted 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 Spotted ground squirrel is 6

The spotted ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus spilosoma) is a species of ground squirrel in the rodent family Sciuridae. It is found throughout Mexico and the central and western United States. Characterized by a white spotted back, the spotted ground squirrel is one of the smallest squirrels found in North America. They are mainly herbivorous, but also eat insects. A burrowing mammal, the spotted ground squirrel will make tunnels to store its food, as well as shelter and hibernation quarters.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Spotted ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Spotted ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 107 grams (0.24 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Spotted ground squirrel

Also reaching around 14.5 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: