During mating season, the male fights off intruders while lifting it's greenish tail into the air to attract a female. After successfully mating, the male leaves and the female is left to raise the young. Males are known to eat baby Su and the mothers becoming very protective to what ever approaches their young. A female Succarath can have between ten to twelve in a liter and their young are known to ride on their mother's back for protection. The young rides their mother's back until they mature enough to protect themselves. When they become adults, the mother leaves them to live on their own. They can be found in any environment, both in Argentina and Chile (which are part of the Patagonia region).
When cornered or trapped by hunters, the mother Succarath (shown above) will kill it's own children to avoid her young to be raised by humans in zoos. That's why the Succarath are very hard to domesticate and are rarely seen in zoos.