How Long Do Squirrels Live?
The average lifespan of a squirrel is 5-6 years. The lifespan of a squirrel can vary drastically due to their vulnerability to predators and high mortality rates for squirrels one year or younger. They can live up to 15 years in the wild.
Female squirrels each year typically have two litters that contain an average of two to four young but can carry up to eight. Litters are usually born in late winter and midsummer. Pregnancy lasts up to two months, and the young are born hairless and weigh around 0.5 to 0.65 ounces. Squirrels are weaned from the mother after about two months, and adulthood is reached in nine months.
Squirrels are prolific breeders, which can quickly lead from a minor squirrel infestation to a large one. If you have a squirrel infestation, it’s important to act as quickly as possible. Contact the experts at Critter Control to safely and humanely remove the nuisance squirrels and repair any damage to your property.
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