Animal Weight

How much does a American red squirrel weight?

It is hard to guess what a American red squirrel weights. But we have the answer:

An adult American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) on average weights 200 grams (0.44 lbs).

The American red squirrel is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Tamiasciurus). It is usually born with about 6 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 12 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 18.8 cm (0′ 8″). On average, American red squirrels can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 4.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a American red squirrel is 200 grams (0.44 lbs)

The American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) is one of three species of tree squirrels currently classified in the genus Tamiasciurus, known as the pine squirrels (the others are the Douglas squirrel, T. douglasii, and Mearns’s squirrel, T. mearnsi). The American red squirrel is variously known as the pine squirrel, North American red squirrel and chickaree. It is also referred to as Hudson’s Bay squirrel, as in John James Audubon’s work The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (hence the species name). The squirrel is a small, 200–250 g (7.1–8.8 oz), diurnal mammal that defends a year-round exclusive territory. It feeds primarily on the seeds of conifer cones, and is widely distributed across North America wherever conifers are common, except on the Pacific coast, where its cousin, the Douglas squirrel, is found instead. The American red squirrel is not found on most of the Great Plains or in the southeastern United States, as conifer trees are not common in those areas. The squirrel has been expanding its range into hardwood forests.

Animals of the same family as a American red squirrel

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Animals with the same weight as a American red squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tamiasciurus hudsonicus:

Animals with the same size as a American red squirrel

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as American red squirrel:

Animals with the same litter size as a American red squirrel

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a American red squirrel:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a American red squirrel

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a American red squirrel: