The Patagonian cavy is a herbivorous, somewhat
rabbit-like animal found in open and semi-open
habitats in Argentina, including large parts of
Patagonia. Active during the day, this species
spends long periods basking in the sun, either
resting on its haunches or with its front limbs folded
under its body like a cat. It remains vigilant for
predators, however, and when threatened, may
escape by galloping.
The Patagonia cavy is largely herbivorous. They feed
primarily on green vegetation and fruit.
Size: 27 – 30 inches length
Weight: 18 – 35 lbs
Lifespan: 7 – 10 years in