I’m a rodent from Chile.

I’m very sociable so I don’t like being on my own. I have lots of energy so I love playing and running on my wheel and jumping around my big cage. I also have very strong teeth so I like lots of things to chew on.

Class

Mammal

Family

Rodent

Food group

Herbivore

Body Clock

Diurnal

Life Span

In the wild: 1 to 2 years
In captivity: 6 to 8 years

Body Weight

170 – 300g

Length

25 to 31cm

Unique Traits

Their social and communication skills in large groups are key to their safety in the wild.