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Lolly Brown

Capybara Pet June 13, 2016

Capybara Facts and Information The thing about keeping capybaras as house pets is that, they’re nothing like dogs or cats. Dogs and cats have been domesticated for thousands of years, and they have evolved to coexist with their human owners, while still keeping some of their physical and emotional needs. For capybaras on the other…

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Capybara June 9, 2016

Capybara Classification Capybaras are large, semi-aquatic rodents found in water-logged regions of South and Central America. They’re related to South American rodents such as Guinea pigs and Chinchillas. They can reach up to 1.4 meters long and weigh 75 kg, making them the largest rodents in the world. Despite their large size however, they’re great…

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What do Capybaras Eat? August 27, 2015

Also referred to as Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris Capybaras are about 50 cm or 1.5 feet tall at the shoulder and approximately 130cm or 4 feet in length. They weigh about 35 to 70kg. They are the largest rodents on the planet. These creatures are semi-aquatic who spend most of their time in water. They are found…

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Capybara Learn Well and Are Trainable January 29, 2015

Due to their high level of intelligence, a capybara can learn almost anything from a patient owner with an understanding of how to train an animal. These creatures certainly can assimilate what is and is not acceptable behavior. If they do not receive gentle correction and consistent discipline, a capybara with “inside” privileges will chew the carpet,…

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Chapter 2 – Buying a Capybara June 3, 2014

Buying a capybara is not an easy process. There are very few breeders with published information online. One of the best sources is The site allows for searches by animal name, and will return a number of listings at any given time for capybaras, but there are few organized breeding programs represented. While I was…

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Chapter 1 – Understanding the Capybara June 3, 2014

When you first look at a capybara, you won’t quite understand what kind of animal you’re seeing. They appear to be a cross between an overgrown guinea pig and a beaver, which is appropriate, since they are related to both animals. The capybara is native to almost all regions of South America except Chile, and is the world’s…

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