Pictures of Rodents, Rodent Facts
Pictures of rodents, including chipmunks, squirrels, flying squirrels, rats, prairie dogs, porcupines, muskrats, capybaras, cavies, woodchucks/groundhogs, and beavers. I have detailed information about each species.
Species: There are about 1,500 rodent species! Some examples of the rodent species include the Beaver, Cane mice, Capybara, Grey squirrel. and many more.
Lifespan: The lifespan of a rodent varies vastly depending on the species. A common mouse, for example, only lives about a year, whereas a Naked Mole-Rat can live 10-30 years!
Size & Weight: The largest species of rodent is the Capybara. A large Capybara is about 4ft long and 130lbs! The smallest species of rodent is the Pygmy Jerboa, weighing only half an ounce and measuring 2 inches long.
Habitat: Rodents have wiely varying habitats, from arid desert conditions to the sub zero tempteratures of the arctic tundra.
Diet: Many species of rodent eat plants, stems, roots, leaves, seeds, and flowers. However, some species are carnivorous and eat fish, insects, and other small prey.
Family Life: Many species of rodents are social animals and live in large groups. The prairie Dog, for example, lives in a large interactive group. A group of Beavers consists of a male, female, and their offspring. Other rodents, such as the Porcupine and many desert species of rodent, are solitary creatures that only meet up to mate or raise their young.
Mice can swim and hold their breath!
The Capybara can hide from it's predators underwater for up to 5 minutes!