My Best Feature

My nose at about 6 weeks old

I have often said that my nose is my cutest feature. I don’t get much argument about that. (Some people think it is my eyes but they are just wrong.) But here’s something you may not know about my nose: it changes over time!

Okay, you’re probably thinking that my nose grows as I grow. Maybe you’re even thinking that it gets bigger either faster or slower than the rest of my body so that maybe my nose wasn’t quite so hugantic when I was a baby ‘bara. But that is not it.

My nose at about 1 year old

Maybe you’re thinking my nose isn’t as narrow and pointy as it was when I was a baby. I’m actually not sure about that. It might have gotten a bit more, let’s say robust, over time but who can judge these things?

My nose at 18 months old

Are you starting to see what I’m getting at yet? Only the nose knows, as the saying goes.

My nose at 21 months old.

Okay, you must have noticed it by now. But just in case you haven’t, here’s another shot.

My nose at two years

I hope you are not thinking that my nose is not as cute as it used to be because that is not it at all! My nose is plenty cute, let me tell you. People love my nose.

My nose at 2.5 years old

Now you should be able to get it unless you really haven’t been paying attention.

Yup, my nose went from pink to black! Turns out you can tell a capy’s age by the color of their nose. Did you notice how my nose started out solid pink. During my second year it got more and more freckled. Finally all the freckles merged and now, as an adult capy, I have a beautiful, sophisticated, black nose.

I know a few human children and I have been watching their noses carefully. As far as I can tell, they do not change color. You’ll have to use some other method to guess their ages.

11 comments to My Best Feature

  • kimberly jones

    I love this site! Photos and the content are the best! (Approved 2010/04/25)

  • Jessi

    And how old might we be able to guess until? Ie, how long do capys in captivity generally live? (Approved 2010/04/25)

  • Caplin Rous

    I think you can only tell until the capy is about 2.5 years old, just like me. I’ll have to wait to see if the color changes any more as I get older. Captive capybaras live about 12-14 years. (Approved 2010/04/25)

  • neva

    Oh, Caplin, I remember when the freckles began appearing! At first I missed your pink nose, but now I realize a sleek, modern black is far more fetching for a gentleman capybara. (Approved 2010/04/25)

  • Yo Caplin! My nose stays pink no matter what. Just meowin’. BTW–Thx for bringin’ sunshine to my day!

    http://justmeowin.com/2010/03/24/springtime-in-the-city-sunshine/

    The Brew
    (Approved 2010/04/25)

  • Karen Olsson

    Love these pics! it’s just unfortunate that caplin doesn’t post new entries more frequently. The best blog out there! (Approved 2010/04/25)

  • deer Caplin, well this is juss so innerestin cuz mama has noticed MY nose is changin from black black black, to brown an PINK!

    we both got da changin noses!

    an my mama thinks my nose is my best feature too, an she’s very confuzzled why it wud go from black black black, to brown/pink.

    but i think your nose has done a good thng, it is very attractive that darker nose. stick with it.

    but that’s not why i came by.
    I came to make sure you know the Easter bunny is comin soon, an on Easter Eve you needa put a baskit out so he can fill it with pretty colored eggs full of steak and chicken. well maybe in your case will be grass, or sumpin….

    Don’t furget! is important! (Approved 2010/04/25)

  • Teresa Moore

    Excellent pictures!!! Tell us what type of camera your owner uses and how she gets such great shots of you!!! (Approved 2010/04/25)

    (MDT – I use a Canon D30 but I am lusting after a Canon D7)

  • Lisa

    Hi Caplin! Are you guys available for sale anywhere in the States, and if so how much does all of that cuteness cost? You are absolutely as cute as heck – I would love to own a capy that is even half as cute as you! Thanks – (Approved 2010/04/25)

    (MDT – Please see the FACute for information on how to get a pet capybara.)

  • Caplin Rous

    Please read the FACute (look on the left side bar). It has information about how to get a capybara plus some cautionary notes.

  • Lisa

    Thanks for the info Caplin! I will check it out. I didn’t think you could get cuter, but OMG – your baby pictures are absolutely adorable! Stay cute – and thanks! (Approved 2010/04/25)

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