Ten, Count Them, Ten! Baby Capybaras!

(Owner’s post)

Mother capybara with 5-day-old babies

Mother capybara with 5-day-old babies

Last weekend I had the chance to visit a local capybara owner who had two capys give birth on the same day. The ten babies were just five days old when I visited and it’s hard to imagine anything cuter. I just have to share the photos with all of Caplin’s fans.

These babies will be offered for sale in a few weeks and, no, we are not getting a second capybara! If you contact me, I can send your email to their owner. PLEASE read the FACute and the post on When Capybaras Bite before considering getting a pet capybara. They are always incredibly cute but they are large animals and they do not have the tolerance of a dog or a cat.

Five-day-old capybara

Five-day-old capybara

Five-day-old baby capybara

Five-day-old baby capybara

The proud (but mud-covered) father

The proud (but mud-covered) father

Babybara with Carl

Babybara with Carl

These guys were really eepy but the parents didn’t seem to get upset about it. I don’t know why Coral and Carl, who visited with me, felt they had to put food on its head. This may well have been this little capy’s first solid food.

Babybara nose-taps

Babybara nose-taps

Wish I could post all my photos but this will have to do.

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