AnAge entry for Cavia aperea

Classification (HAGRID: 02492)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Caviidae
                    Genus: Cavia
Species
Cavia aperea
Common name
Brazilian guinea pig

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
6 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

These animals have been reported to live up to 6 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
74 days
Male sexual maturity
77 days
Gestation
63 days
Weaning
17 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
59.66 g
Weight at weaning
171.1 g
Adult weight
341 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
50%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584710
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Taxonomy ID 37548
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