Animal Size

Red squirrel size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) reaches an average size of 21.3 cm (0′ 9″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 12 years, they grow from 8 grams (0.02 lbs) to 333 grams (0.73 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Red squirrels have 4 babies about 2 times per year. The Red squirrel (genus: Sciurus) 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 squirrel is  (0' 9

The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a species of tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus common throughout Eurasia. The red squirrel is an arboreal, primarily herbivorous rodent.In Great Britain, Ireland, and in Italy numbers have decreased drastically in recent years. This decline is associated with the introduction by humans of the eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) from North America. However, the population in Scotland is stabilising due to conservation efforts, awareness and the increasing population of the pine marten, a European predator that selectively controls grey squirrels.

Animals of the same family as a Red squirrel

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Red squirrel

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Red squirrel

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Red squirrel

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

Animals with the same weight as a Red squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sciurus vulgaris: