It’s a rodent that comes from very arid areas. For this reason it has developed special characteristics such as the soft hair serves to maintain constant body temperature, large ear pads to disperse heat and sensitive hearing. It is a very curious animal and likes the company of a man; it is always advisable to take a companion to keep him company, even of the same sex.
Distribution: South America (Andean area).
Feeding: dry hay and special feed.