Animal Species

Patagonian Cavy
Did you know?

Patagonian cavies are the second largest rodent, after the capybara!

Sponsors
In Memory of Molly, Sophie, & Speedbump
Habitat
Lowland habitats, including forest and creosote bush flats in Argentina
Size
2 ½ feet long, 2 feet tall
Weight
up to 35 pounds
Lifespan
5-12 years
Diet
grasses, herbs and plants
Reproduction
1-3 young after a 3 month gestation period
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Threats
Habitat loss, food, competition and hunting for their fur