Tips for keeping a capybara as a pet

Capybaras, also known as capybaras, are a species of rodent that can be domesticated under certain conditions. If you are interested in having a pet capybara, you should know that they are aquatic animals that need to live in a garden with a pool of a certain size. In addition, they are gregarious animals, so it is advisable to have at least two.

Care for a capybara pet

  • The capybara’s habitat must have sufficient outdoor space, as well as a plastic pool in which it can use as it pleases.
  • If you are going to adopt a single specimen, it is preferable that it be male, since it is possible that it adapts better to solitude. In case you can adopt more than one, it can be a male and a female or two females.
  • Male capybaras should be sterilized between six and nine months of age. This will prevent them from becoming aggressive.
  • In captivity, capybaras feed on watermelon, corn, lettuce and many other fruits and vegetables. It should be noted that vitamin C supplementation will be necessary to prevent scurvy.
  • The life expectancy of a captive capybara is around twelve years. This is double the average lifespan of a capybara in the wild.
  • It is necessary to take the capybara to the veterinarian on a regular basis, just like any other pet. The health professional will be able to evaluate the capybara’s condition and advise on the necessary care.

In general, capybaras are tameable animals that can learn different things in captivity. For example, they can learn to ask for food and even show affection. They emit a diverse range of sounds through which they can demonstrate specific things such as alertness and submission.

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