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Read the new blog post! Capybara Pet Care Tips - 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 housing, feeding, socialization and health maintenance. Young ones require more time and care. If you’re looking for mo...
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Read the new blog post! Capybara As House Pet, Training Your Capybara
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Read the new blog post! Capybara Life Cycle - 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 escape from land predators. Their barrel-shaped body makes them look heavy, while their short head and muzzle make them easy to disti...
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Read the new blog post! Capybaras Diet and Habitat - 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 commonly found in the dense forests and savannas, and live close to water sources...
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Read the new blog post! What Should I Feed My Pet Capybara? - 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 food, making it difficult for first-time owners to understand what to feed and what not to feed. To save you from trouble ...
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Read the new blog post! Capybara information - 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 and writers to South America because of their size, sociability and relatively tame de...
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Read the new blog post! Capybara as Pets - 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 course, as with other exotic pets, owning capybaras are not allowed in many states. They’re legal to own in Pennsylvania and Texas, while some states req...
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Read the new blog post! Baby Capybara - 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 they can grow up to 1.5m in length and weigh around 60kg. Their scientific name actually translates to ‘water hog’ and their bodies have adapted specifi...
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Read the new blog post! Pet Capybara - 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 does it cost to own a capybara? For the first question, capybaras are exotic pets, and most online traders list them for $500 to $1000 USD. The o...
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Read the new blog post! Largest Rodent - 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 of their two front teeth, thick hair and tail that make them look really terrifying? Or is it because they’re small and agil...
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