In the Wild:
Mara travel in mated pairs and are active mostly during the day. Mara have a variety of locomotions. They may walk normally, hop in a rabbit-like fashion, gallop or bounce on all fours. They are able to do this for long distances and at high speed, and have been closed at speeds of 45 km/hr for more than 1000 meters. Cavies also vocalise with grunts, grumbles and screams. They spend much of their day basking in the sun.