Animal Size

Red giant flying squirrel size: How big do they get?

How big does a Red giant flying squirrel get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Red giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista) reaches an average size of 41.1 cm (1′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 16 years, they grow from 56 grams (0.12 lbs) to 1.54 kg (3.38 lbs). A Red giant flying squirrel has 1 babies at once. The Red giant flying squirrel (genus: Petaurista) is a member of the family Sciuridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Red giant flying squirrel is  (1' 5

The red giant flying squirrel or common giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae (squirrels). It is found in a wide variety of forest–types, plantations and more open habitats with scattered trees in Southeast Asia, ranging north to the Himalayas and southern and central China. One of the largest arboreal squirrels, all populations have at least some reddish-brown above and pale underparts, but otherwise there are significant geographic variations in the colours. The taxonomic position of those in the Sundaic region is generally agreed upon, but there is considerable uncertainty about the others, which variously have been included in this or other species, or recognized as their own species.Like other flying squirrels, the red giant flying squirrel is mostly nocturnal and able to glide (not actually fly like a bat) long distances between trees by spreading out its patagium, skin between its limbs. It is a herbivore and the female has one, infrequently two, young per litter. Although declining locally due to habitat loss and to a lesser degree hunting, it remains overall common and it is not a threatened species.

Animals of the same family as a Red giant flying squirrel

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Red giant flying squirrel

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Red giant flying squirrel

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Red giant flying squirrel:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Red giant flying squirrel

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Red giant flying squirrel:

Animals with the same weight as a Red giant flying squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Petaurista petaurista: