I’m a Peruvian rodent.

Even though I have big eyes, I can’t see very well so I use my big whiskers to feel around a lot. I have the softest fur of all the rodents, although people like to hunt me for it. Like most rodents I like chewing but I also love dust baths.

Class

Mammal

Family

Rodent

Food group

Omnivore

Body Clock

Crepuscular

Life Span

In the wild: 1 to 2 years
In captivity: 15 years

Body Weight

1.1 to 1.4kg

Length

28 to 49cm

Unique Traits

Very agile jumper and can jump up to 6ft (1.8 metres) in the air.

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