What is popcorning?
Popcorning is a natural action of the Guinea Pig.
A Guinea Pig is an herbivorous rodent mammal in the Caviidae family. It is a cavid, or cavy, but in a different family to other rodents, such as mice, rats, squirrels, porcupines, prairie dogs, beavers, and hamsters. It grows to 20-27 centimetres (8-11 inches) long.
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The European Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) is a rodent mammal in the Sciuridae family of squirrels. It is also known as the European Souslik.
The European Ground Squirrel has a slender body with a short, bushy tail. Its short fur is yellowish-grey, flecked with black hair. Its underside is pale. It has large, dark eyes and small, rounded ears. It has short feet with sharp claws for digging. It has strong, gnawing teeth. It has a small nose with whiskers.
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The Desmarest’s Hutia (Capromys pilorides) is a mammal in the Echimyidae family of rodents. It is also known as the Cuban Hutia.
The Desmarest’s Hutia is a short, stocky animal with short legs, and looks like a big hairy rat with a heavy rear end. It has thick, coarse fur ranging from black to brown, often with light-brown to reddish fur on its rump, near its tail, and on the crown of its head. It has small ears, small dark eyes, and a dark nose with dark whiskers. It has five toes with large, black claws.
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What is kynophobia?
Cynophobia is the fear of all canines, such as dogs, foxes, wolves, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and dholes. But what is kynophobia?
Kynophobia is the fear of rabies.
What is rabies?
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The Patagonian Mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is a large rodent mammal in the Caviidae family. It is also known as the Patagonian Hare and the Patagonian Cavy. It is a cavid, related to the Guinea Pig.
The Patagonian Mara forms a monogamous pair. It lives in a den underground with other families of Patagonian Mara. The female has 1-2 live young, called pups.
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What is the difference between the European Hare (Lepus europaeus) and the Patagonian Mara (Dolichotis patagonum)?
The European Hare is a lagomorph, specifically a leporid mammal, related to rabbits. It is also known as the Brown Hare. The Patagonian Mara is a large rodent. It is also known as the Patagonian Hare or the Patagonian Cavy, but it is not a hare and it is not related to hares or rabbits. The Patagonian Mara is a cavid, related to the guinea pig.
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Which animal has heart-shaped ears?
The ears of mammals can be triangular-shaped, rounded, C-shaped, long, small, or just a flap over the ear canal.
The Azara’s Agouti’s most prominent feature is its ears, which are heart-shaped.
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The Azara’s Agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) is a rodent mammal in the Dasyproctidae family.
The Azara’s Agouti is native to South America, in countries such as Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. It prefers rainforests.
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The Australian Swamp Rat (Rattus lutreolus) is a mammal in the Muridae family of rodents and true mice. It is also known as the Eastern Swamp Rat.
The Australian Swamp Rat has a stocky body with black-brown fur and black feet. Its underbelly is lighter. It has small, rounded ears, and small, dark, round eyes. It has long, white whiskers. Its tail is long, dark-grey, scaly, and without hair.
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The Norway Lemming (Lemmus lemmus or Myodes lemmus) is a mammal in the Cricetiddae family of rodents. It is also known as the Norwegian Lemming.
The Norway Lemming has yellow-brown to tan fur with flecks of black. It looks like a plump mouse. It has short, rounded ears, small round black eyes, and a small nose with whiskers. It has short pink-beige feet with claws. It has a short tail.
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The Azara’s Agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) is a rodent mammal in the Dasyproctidae family of incisor-toothed agouti, native to South America, in countries such as Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.
The Azara’s Agouti is a stout brown-furred animal, with a russet-yellow rump. It has pink ears and a pink nose with a white chin. It has dark eyes. Its front feet are grey-black with four toes, and its back feet have three toes. It has a small tail.
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The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a rodent mammal in the Sciuridae family of squirrels.
The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog is tan-coloured with markings of dark fur. It has a brown tail with a dark tip. Its belly is lighter coloured. It has small ears. It has long claws used for digging.
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What is the difference between the Greater Guinea Pig (Cavia magna) and the Patagonian Mara (Dolichotis patagonum)?
Both the Greater Guinea Pig and the Patagonian Mara are large, herbivorous, rodent mammals. The Patagonian Mara is also known as the Patagonian Cavy. They are both cavids.
Both the Greater Guinea Pig and the Patagonian Mara have two large front teeth to gnaw plants.
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The Menzbier’s Marmot (Marmota menzbieri) is a large rodent mammal in the Sciuridae family of squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, marmots, and prairie dogs.
The Menzbier’s Marmot has a plump, heavy body, with long, dense red-brown fur. It has dark upper parts and rear parts, with pale underparts. It has a short tail. It has large eyes. It has large teeth for gnawing.
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The Brazilian Guinea Pig (Cavia aperea) is a medium-sized rodent mammal.
The Brazilian Guinea Pig is usually dark olive-brown with brown and black fur. Its underbelly is pale grey or yellowish-grey. It can also be various colours, such as tan-brown and white. It has large ears and whiskers on its nose. It has brown eyes. It has a tail, but it is so small that it is difficult to see.
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What is plantigrade locomotion?
Plantigrade locomotion is the way some animals walk with their toes and metatarsals (heels) flat on the ground.
Terrestrial (land) mammals have three ways of walking:
(1) digitigrade (walking on their toes with their heels permanently raised),
(2) unguligrade (walking on the nail of their toes – the hoof – with the heel permanently raised), and
(3) plantigrade (walking with their toes and heels on the ground).
The leg of a plantigrade mammal includes the bones of the upper leg, called the femur and humerus, and the bones of the lower leg, called the metatarsals and metacarpals.
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The Northern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat (Phloeomys pallidus) is a large rodent in the Muridae family. It is a murid mammal.
The Northern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat has long fur that also covers its thin tail. It can be a variety of colours, from very pale grey-brown or white to dark-brown or black patches. It often has a black mask around its eyes and a black collar around its neck.
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The Western House Mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) is a small muroid rodent mammal.
The Western House Mouse has a rounded body with short grey-brown to light-brown fur, a pointed nose, large rounded pinkish ears, and a long tail. Its underbelly is light beige. Its nose is pinkish with whiskers. It has pinkish feet.
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The African Pouched Rat (Cricetomys gambianus) is a muroid rodent. It is also known as the Gambian Pouched Rat. It is not a true rat. It has pouched cheeks like a Hamster.
The African Pouched Rat has a long grey-reddish furred body, light-coloured tail, pink ears, and a pink-grey nose. It has long incisor teeth.
It has an excellent sense of smell. African Pouched Rats can detect land mines and tuberculosis.
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The Rock Squirrel (Otospermophilus variegatus) is a small arboreal (tree) rodent mammal.
The Rock Squirrel has speckled grey-black fur. It has a long, bushy tail, short feet with short claws, a small nose with whiskers, and small rounded ears. Its eyes have light-coloured eye-rings.
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