Animal Size

Plains pocket mouse size: How big do they get?

How big does a Plains pocket mouse get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Plains pocket mouse (Perognathus flavescens) reaches an average size of 6.9 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 9 grams (0.02 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Plains pocket mouses have 4 babies about 2 times per year. The Plains pocket mouse (genus: Perognathus) is a member of the family Heteromyidae.

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 Plains pocket mouse is  (0' 3

The plains pocket mouse (Perognathus flavescens) is a heteromyid rodent of North America. It ranges from southwestern Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota to northern Texas east of the Rockies, and from northern Utah and Colorado to northern Chihuahua west of the Rockies.It has soft silky fur and grows to be 5 inches (13 cm) long, although nearly half of that is the tail.They often live directly underneath Spanish bayonet or prickly pear plants. They are accustomed to sandy soil and eat mostly seeds, large and small grasses and small leaves of plants. Some food found in their cheek pouches are: seeds of needle grass (Stipa), bind weed, sandbur grass, a small bean (probably Astragalus), and sedge (Cyperus). Even those caught in grain fields usually have their pouches filled with weed seeds. Seeds of two species of pigeon grass, a few other grasses, and wild buckwheat have been found in their burrows.Their breeding season is mainly July to August and the females tend to have 4 embryos at a time. Other information about this animal is scarce. Media related to Perognathus flavescens at Wikimedia Commons

Animals of the same family as a Plains pocket mouse

We found other animals of the Heteromyidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Plains pocket mouse

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Plains pocket mouse

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Plains pocket mouse:

Animals with the same weight as a Plains pocket mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Perognathus flavescens: