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Patagonian Cavys, Patagonia Cavy Patagonian Mara, Pictures, Facts, and Information
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Patagonian cavey walking


Patagonian cavey walking

Patagonian cavey walking

Cavie


Cavie
Cavie
Cavie

Cavey laying


Cavey laying

Cavey


Cavey
Cavey

Cavey crouching portrait


Cavey crouching portrait

Cavey crouching


Cavey crouching
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Pictures of Patagonian cavies.

Animal: Patagonian Cavy

Species: The scientific name for a Cavy is Dolichotus patigonum.

Lifespan: In the wild, a vay will live for 5-7 years. In captivity Cavys can live to 10 years.

Size & Weight: Cavies are the 3rd largest rodent int he world. They're 18in tall and 25lbs.

Habitat: Cavies inhabit the grassland and scrub deserts of central and south Argentina. THey sometimes live in burrows that were made by other animals.

Diet: Cavies are herbivores and eat grass, leaves and various other vegetation.

Family Life: Cavies are social animals and live in groups of up to 30 cavies! Though they usually travel as a pair or small family unit as they mate for life.

*Fun Facts*

  • Cavies are most closely related to Guinea Pigs!
  • Like other rodents, Cavies need to chew to keep their teeth short!