Animal Size

Ring-tailed cat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Ring-tailed cat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Ring-tailed cat (Bassariscus astutus) reaches an average size of 33.9 cm (1′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 16.5 years, they grow from 27 grams (0.06 lbs) to 1.02 kg (2.24 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Ring-tailed cats have 3 babies about 1 times per year. The Ring-tailed cat (genus: Bassariscus) is a member of the family Procyonidae.

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.

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The ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) is a mammal of the raccoon family, native to arid regions of North America. Even though it is not a cat, it is also known as the ringtail cat, ring-tailed cat, miner’s cat or bassarisk, and is also sometimes called a “civet cat” (after similar, though only distantly related, cat-like carnivores of Asia and Africa). The ringtail is sometimes called a cacomistle, though this term seems to be more often used to refer to Bassariscus sumichrasti.

Animals of the same family as a Ring-tailed cat

We found other animals of the Procyonidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Ring-tailed cat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Ring-tailed cat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Ring-tailed cat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Ring-tailed cat:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Ring-tailed cat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Ring-tailed cat:

Animals with the same weight as a Ring-tailed cat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Bassariscus astutus: