Litter Size

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

How many baby Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 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 4.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Thirteen-lined ground squirrel grows up to a size of 13.7 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 Thirteen-lined ground squirrel is 8

The thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus), also known as the striped gopher, leopard ground squirrel, squinney, (formerly known as the leopard-spermophile in the age of Audubon), is a ground squirrel that is widely distributed over grasslands and prairies of North America.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Thirteen-lined ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Thirteen-lined ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 175 grams (0.39 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Also reaching around 13.7 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: