Animal Size

Canyon mouse size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Canyon mouse (Peromyscus crinitus) reaches an average size of 8.2 cm (0′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 16 grams (0.04 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 2 grams (0 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Canyon mouses have 3 babies about 2 times per year. The Canyon mouse (genus: Peromyscus) is a member of the family Muridae.

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 canyon mouse (Peromyscus crinitus), is a gray-brown mouse found in many states of the western United States and northern Mexico. Its preferred habitat is arid, rocky desert. It is the only species in the Peromyscus crinitus species group.Canyon mice eat seeds, green vegetation, and insects. They breed in the spring and summer. Females can produce multiple litters of between two and five young every year. Canyon mice are nocturnal and are active through the year. They usually nest among or below rocks in burrows.

Animals of the same family as a Canyon mouse

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Canyon mouse

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Canyon mouse

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Canyon mouse:

Animals with the same weight as a Canyon mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Peromyscus crinitus: