Animal Size

Utah prairie dog size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) reaches an average size of 28.8 cm (1′ 0″).

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, Utah prairie dogs have 4 babies about 1 times per year. The Utah 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.

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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 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:

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: