Animal Size

Mexican prairie dog size: How big do they get?

How big does a Mexican prairie dog get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) reaches an average size of 34.2 cm (1′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 900 grams (1.98 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Mexican prairie dogs have 4 babies about 1 times per year. The Mexican prairie dog (genus: Cynomys) is a member of the family Sciuridae.

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 average adult size of a Mexican prairie dog is  (1' 2

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.

Animals of the same family as a Mexican prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Mexican prairie dog

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Mexican prairie dog

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

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican prairie dog

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