Traditionally, nutria is considered farm animals. They are bred for delicious dietary meat and valuable fur. Also, these animals can be kept at home as pets. The main features of their breeding, the intricacies of maintenance and care will be discussed below.
This animal looks like a very large rat. The size of the body reaches 60 cm in length, and the tail - up to 45 cm. The weight of the nutria is from 6 to 12 kg. As a rule, males are always larger than females.
The ears are small, neat, rather tightly pressed to the head. Her muzzle is blunt, rounded. Her teeth are small, and the front incisors are large, strongly protruding forward and sharply sharpened, their color is bright orange.
The normal state of health in this animal is only in conditions of increased stable humidity.