Animal Weight

How much does a Utah prairie dog weight?

It is hard to guess what a Utah prairie dog weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) on average weights 900 grams (1.98 lbs).

The Utah prairie dog is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Cynomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 28.8 cm (1′ 0″). On average, Utah prairie dogs can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 4.

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 Utah prairie dog is 900 grams (1.98 lbs)

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.

Animals of the same family as a Utah prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Utah prairie dog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynomys parvidens:

Animals with the same size as a Utah prairie dog

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Utah prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Utah prairie dog: