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Capybara Pet Care Tips September 5, 2016

Care for capybaras is pretty similar to care for most types of rodent pets, such as guinea pigs, except from the fact that capybaras are significantly larger, which means they steps, methods and procedures are done on a larger scale. As with other animals, they have different care requirements to stay healthy and happy, from…

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Capybara As House Pet, Training Your Capybara August 29, 2016

As with most exotic animals with oddly good natures, capybaras has been carried into the world of pet trade and has been domesticated for quite some time. However, just because they’re now being kept as companion animals don’t necessarily means it’s a good idea for everyone. Different animals have different needs, and domesticating them means…

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Capybara Life Cycle August 22, 2016

Capybaras can reach up to 1.4 meters long and weighs around 75kg, which about the same size of a large dog breed, making them the largest rodent in the world. Despite their gigantic size however, they’re quite good swimmers. They have adapted well to aquatic lifestyle, and they live close to fresh water sources to…

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Capybaras Diet and Habitat August 15, 2016

Capybaras are large rodents belonging to the genus of Hydrochoerus, where the only existing member is the Hydrochoerus isthmius better known as “lesser capybaras.” Native to South America, capybaras are the largest rodents in the world and actually related to guinea pigs and rock cavies, and distant cousins relatives of agouti, coypu and chinchillas. They’re…

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What Should I Feed My Pet Capybara? August 10, 2016

One of the better ways to know what to feed an exotic animal (especially those with not much information about domesticating on the internet), is to know what NOT to feed them, and from there, you can pretty much narrow your options. For young capybaras, their digestive system could not cope with all types of…

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Capybara information July 25, 2016

Capybara Animal Profile Capybaras’ scientific name is “Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris”, but they are given many different names in Central and South America. Some of the most common names are chiguiree, capivara, caprincho and ronsoco. In the past, they are even called water hog. Since the 16th century, these lovely animals have attracted the interest of explorers…

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Capybara as Pets July 18, 2016

While capybaras are naturally tame, having capybaras as pets is nowhere near like having dogs. Thus, before you go to your chosen breeder and purchase a young capybara, it is crucial that you know their needs and what it’s like to have them as pets. Is it legal in your State? First and foremost of…

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Baby Capybara July 11, 2016

In October of last year (2015), a baby capybara was born in Chester Zoo, UK. And at only two-weeks old, this tiny rodent can already walk, run and even swim on its own. Capybaras are the world’s largest rodents; they’re semi-aquatic mammals that came from South America. They can be as large as dogs as…

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Pet Capybara July 4, 2016

Pet Capybara, Things You Need to Know Before Owning One as Pet When first learning about capybaras, most people are either repelled or intrigued. Those who belong to the latter are tempted to get a capybara as pet. This of course, leads to an inevitable question of cost; how much does capybaras cost? How much…

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Largest Rodent June 27, 2016

4 of the Largest Rodents to Ever Walked on Earth Throughout the history of mankind, rodents have been our unwanted guests, feasting on garbage, creeping in the attic, spreading disease. For some people, the mere mention of the word ‘rodent’ evokes anxiety or fear. Why do these animals cause such powerful emotions? Is it because…

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