These wild relatives of domestic guinea pigs live in small groups consisting of a male, one or two females and their young.
Behaviour: Scent marking is used to mark an individual’s territory, ward off rival males and to attract potential mates.
Also known as cavies, they are diurnal, mainly emerging in the early morning to forage and again in the evening. They are herbivores, and their ever-growing teeth are maintained at a constant length by continuous gnawing.
They are herbivores and feed on grasses and other herbs
Brazilian guinea pigs are native to savannah and open grassland across South America
Their adult length is around 27 cm
Enjoys a lifespan of up to six years in captivity
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