Nutria (15 Pics): Care, Pros and Cons

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.

#1 Nutria, or, as it is also called, marsh beaver or coypu, belongs to the nutria family and is its only representative.

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.

#2 The Marsh Beaver has a massive build with a large head and very small brown or almost black eyes.

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.

#3 Nutria in natural living conditions are in the water most of the time.

The normal state of health in this animal is only in conditions of increased stable humidity.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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