Litter Size

How many babies does a Mexican prairie dog have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mexican prairie dogs are in a litter?

A Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 15 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 25.4 cm (0′ 10″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Cynomys). An adult Mexican prairie dog grows up to a size of 34.2 cm (1′ 2″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Mexican prairie dog is 4

The Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) is a diurnal burrowing rodent native to Mexico. Treatment as an agricultural pest has led to its status as an endangered species. They are closely related to squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots. Cynomys mexicanus originated about 230,000 years ago from a peripherally isolated population of the more widespread Cynomys ludovicianus.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Mexican prairie dog is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mexican prairie dog

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican prairie dog

What other animals weight around 900 grams (1.98 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mexican prairie dog

Also reaching around 34.2 cm (1′ 2″) in size do these animals: