Litter Size

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

How many baby Utah prairie dogs are in a litter?

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

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 Utah prairie dog grows up to a size of 28.8 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Utah prairie dog is 4

The Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) is the smallest species of prairie dog, a member of the squirrel family of rodents native to the south central steppes of the US state of Utah.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Utah prairie dog

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Utah prairie dog

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

Animals with the same size as a Utah prairie dog

Also reaching around 28.8 cm (1′ 0″) in size do these animals: