Patagonian Cavy

Patagonian cavy is a rodent from South American. They are a relative of the guinea pig.

The Patagonian Cavy, is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus (Dolichotis). It is also known as the Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum), Patagonian hare or dillaby.

It is a gentle natured rodant which resembles a jackrabbit. It has distinctive long ears and long limbs.


This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens that are shared by several pairs.