Animal Age

How old does a Rock cavy get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Rock cavy reaches?

An adult Rock cavy (Kerodon rupestris) usually gets as old as 11 years.

Rock cavys are around 75 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 82 grams (0.18 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Kerodon), a Rock cavy caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 5 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 10.2 cm (0′ 5″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Rock cavy gets as old as 11 years

The rock cavy or mocó (Kerodon rupestris) is a cavy species endemic to eastern Brazil, from eastern Piauí state to Minas Gerais state. It has been introduced to the oceanic island of Fernando de Noronha.

Animals of the same family as a Rock cavy

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Caviidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Rock cavy

With an average age of 11 years, Rock cavy are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Rock cavy

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Rock cavy

A fully grown Rock cavy reaches around 800 grams (1.76 lbs). So do these animals: