Cavies

Patagonian Cavies to be exact, from Patagonia of course. We live in arid grasslands and love munching on plants and grass. We're one of the top five largest rodents but look a lot like a cross between a rabbit and a deer. To escape predators we can jump 6 feet straight in the air and run 35 mph!

We're born precocial like lots of rodents which means we are born with fur, our eyes open, and can walk right away. We can even eat solid foods right away. Another cool thing about cavy babies is that we all live together in a den, our dad digs for us brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews all in the same burrow and it doesn't matter which mom shows up to feed us we all eat together!