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.
For more information on our animals please
In the wild: 1 to 2 years
In captivity: 15 years