Quaira spiny rat

Quaira spiny rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Echimyidae
Subfamily : Eumysopinae
Species : Proechimys guairae


The Guaira spiny rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Quaira spiny rat
A young / baby of a Quaira spiny rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Quaira spiny rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
Quaira spiny rat

Adult weight : 0.4 kg (0.88 lbs)

Female maturity :85 days

Male maturity : 90 days

Gestation : 64 days

Weaning : 22 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 4

Weight at birth : 0.021 kg (0.0462 lbs)

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