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Chico Texarkana's beloved Capybara! Does have a few favorite things, like his favorite hat, a sombrero! 
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Raising Capybara's in captivity has many advantages as most people never see them unless they are in the wild or in a zoo. Chico is helping to raise awareness of what capybaras are, but also that they are NOT A NUISANCE. In some areas of the world they are hunted by humans , eaten, and their hides are sold for leathergoods. As you can see in these photos, Chico has a lot of visitors that can help pass along how loving capybaras are. Chico Texarkana's beloved Capybara! 
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Capybara's are VERY inquisitive! Chico is able to stand on his hind legs and reach well over the kitchen counter tops!! He got into a WHOLE can of baby formula, SIMILAC!! Look at his sweet face!!! SIMPLY ADORABLE! CHICO TEXARKANA'S BELOVED CAPYBARA! 
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Raising and owning a capybara comes with a lot of responsibility and care. They require specialized veterinarian care, which is VERY difficult to find. Please keep this in mind when considering owning a capybara. They have to have specialized care and diets. Plus, they can weigh from 65 to 120 to 140 pounds more or less when grown. We LOVE all 100 pounds of our baby! Chico Texarkana's beloved Capybara! 
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Chico Texarkana's beloved Capybara! Was GUEST OF HONOR at the RENAISSANCE FAIRE. He even picked out his costume. Just an example of how sweet and friendly a capybara can be, he gave many kisses, and fell in love with the QUEEN and her court! He promptly laid at her feet after addressing her and her Royal court! 
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Chico Texarkana's beloved Capybara interacts well with Lola raccoon, that massages his face and bathes with him; also Freddie possum and Bambi Chihuahua are also his best friends! 
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Capy's are very sociable animals. Most people perceive rodents as being beady eyed varmits. Chico Texarkana's beloved Capybara interacts well with humans and animals alike.
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Everyone knows that Capybara's are semi aquatic and spend hours in the water. Raising a capybara in captivity can be challenging as so little is known about them. If you have a capybara, BEWARE OF CHLORINE AND SALTWATER POOLS! These are toxic. We are still working on finding the 'right' kind of water treatment for his above ground pool since we haven't access to natural streams. Thusfar, we have found that by having a very low chlorine content has worked well. Mineral treatment did not work. This could be due to city water interacting with additives used in home pools. 
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Capybara's like all rodents, have teeth that continually grow.  Capybaras must chew on wood, or other similar items in order to keep their teeth trimmed.  Pet capy's sometimes have to have their teeth 'floated' or 'filed' much like a horse does.  If a capybara's teeth grow too fast, this impedes their chewing and eating and they can slowly die of malnutrition.  I provide my capybara with a variety of items to chew, including a mineral block, add deer corn to his diet,corn cobs, ect.
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