Litter Size

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

How many baby Western gray squirrels are in a litter?

A Western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 43 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. 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 Western gray squirrel grows up to a size of 29.4 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Western gray squirrel is 2

The western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) is an arboreal rodent found along the western coast of the United States and Mexico. It is a tree squirrel.In some places, this species has also been known as the silver-gray squirrel, the California gray squirrel, the Oregon gray squirrel, the Columbian gray squirrel and the banner-tail. There are three geographical subspecies: Sciurus griseus griseus (central Washington to the western Sierra Nevada in central California); S. g. nigripes (from south of San Francisco Bay to San Luis Obispo County, California); and S. g. anthonyi (which ranges from San Luis Obispo to northern Baja California).

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Western gray squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Western gray squirrel

What other animals weight around 704 grams (1.55 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Western gray squirrel

Also reaching around 29.4 cm (1′ 0″) in size do these animals: