Wild: 10 years
Captivity: 14 years
Name of Young
Did you know?
- Cavies are large rodents that resemble rabbits and hares. They are found in Patagonia and Argentina living in arid grasslands.
- They are very fast runners and can reach up 35 mph. Their hind feet have three toes with hoof like claws. Their front feet have four clawed toes for digging.
- Patagonian cavies mate for life and are monogamous. Males will urinate on females to “mark” them and keep other males away. Multiple pairs will sometimes share a communal den.
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