With the abundance of squirrels in most neighborhoods, it is easy to assume that these wild animals have a lot of babies throughout the year. However, it turns out that squirrels only mate twice during the year, once in the Late Winter/ Early Spring and again in the Late Summer. The babies are typically born about 44 days later.
Grey and Fox Squirrels usually have one litter of babies in March. Older female squirrels will often produce a second litter of babies in August. Two to five is the average number of squirrels born to a mother but there are differences between the various types of squirrels and the regions where they live.
The following details explore the mating habits, gestation periods, and life cycles of squirrels and their babies.