Litter Size

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

How many baby Variegated squirrels are in a litter?

A Variegated squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Sciurus). An adult Variegated squirrel grows up to a size of 26.3 cm (0′ 11″).

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 Variegated squirrel is 5

The variegated squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, southern Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Fifteen subspecies are recognised. It is a common squirrel and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it a “least-concern species”. Variegated squirrels kept as pets in Germany have been implicated in the transmission of a bornavirus to humans from which three people have died.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Variegated squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Variegated squirrel

What other animals weight around 485 grams (1.07 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Variegated squirrel

Also reaching around 26.3 cm (0′ 11″) in size do these animals: