Animal Weight

How much does a Desert cottontail weight?

It is hard to guess what a Desert cottontail weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) on average weights 882 grams (1.94 lbs).

The Desert cottontail is from the family Leporidae (genus: Sylvilagus). It is usually born with about 34 grams (0.07 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 32.5 cm (1′ 1″). Usually, Desert cottontails have 3 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Desert cottontail is 882 grams (1.94 lbs)

The desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon’s cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit, and a member of the family Leporidae. Unlike the European rabbit, they do not form social burrow systems, but compared with some other leporids, they are extremely tolerant of other individuals in their vicinity.Cottontails give birth to their kits in burrows vacated by other mammals. They sometimes cool off, or take refuge in scratched out shallow created depressions of their own making, using their front paws like a back hoe. They are not usually active in the middle of the day, but can be observed foraging in the early morning, and early evening. Cottontails are rarely found out of their burrows looking for food on windy days, because the wind interferes with their ability to hear approaching predators, their primary defense mechanism.The dental formula for Sylvilagus audubonii is 28. All species under the family Leporidae have the same dental formula.

Animals of the same family as a Desert cottontail

We found other animals of the Leporidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Desert cottontail

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sylvilagus audubonii:

Animals with the same size as a Desert cottontail

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Desert cottontail

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