WE HAVE ROCK HYRAX FOR SALE. HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS:
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis) is full of surprises. While it looks like a slightly more robust version of a guinea pig, it’s no rodent. These squat, furry animals are found across Africa and the middle East, where they like to hang out in rock formations and the seemingly inhospitable nooks on sheer cliff faces. Rock hyraxes are gregarious, living in colonies of up to 80 individuals. They grow up to two feet in length and about 10 pounds in weight.
Although they are not ruminants, hyraxes have three-chambered stomachs filled with symbiotic bacteria that help break down the plants they eat. Baby hyraxes are not born with the bacteria they will need to digest plant matter, so to obtain it they eat the poop of adult hyraxes.
The rock hyrax has a pair of long, pointed tusk-like incisors. Males have larger and sharper tusks than females. A scent gland on its back (called a dorsal gland) is covered with longer black hairs. The gland is used to mark rocks or trees to communicate with other hyraxes. A male hyrax’s nose is larger than a female’s. All hyraxes have a special eyelid (called a nictitating membrane) for sun and dust protection; a bulge in each iris acts as a built-in sun visor.
- Indigenous To Africa And Parts Of The Middle East
- Adults Generally Grow From 19 – 22 Inches In Total Length
- With Proper Care, This Species Can Live 10 – 15 Years In Captivity
- Amazing Animals That Thrive In Groups And Social Environments
- These Life In Caves And Borrows So Be Sure To Provide Plenty Of Areas To Hide