Capybara Puzzles!

Sample Puzzle

As a fundraiser for the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Care, we have decided to market some capybara photo puzzles. The image above shows an example of a solved 108 piece puzzle along with its box and the box for a 672 piece puzzle.

I found a place that will allow me to make puzzles with multiple images for a reasonable price. The puzzles would retail for $12.50 for the 108 piece and $19.00 for the 672 piece, plus shipping. Before I spend ROUS Foundation money, I’d like to get a feel for if people would be interested in them, which size and what images. Please use the poll on the right side panel and select the puzzle(s) you think you would actually buy.

Notes:

  • It took two people one hour to complete the 108 piece puzzle
  • It took three people three hours to complete the 672 piece puzzle.
  • Small puzzles are 12×10 inches when complete
  • Large puzzles are 24.5x 18 inches when complete

108 piece puzzle choices

Large puzzle choices

Comments are appreciated!

38 comments to Capybara Puzzles!

  • I like the photos 1,4,7 large and smaller

  • Debbie Rose

    I personally love the picture #13 for the large puzzle. It shows the entire view of the Cappy. The small ones, I like #3 because it shows the entire Cappy also. I am so looking forward to having my puzzle and sending my great nephews theirs. They live in Utah and I seriously doubt they’ve ever seen a Cappy….

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  • Kassie

    I like 2 and 3 for the smaller ones…1, 4, and 6 for the larger.

  • Mary W.

    For the small, I like 3 & 5 the best. I really love Jim Perry’s work, and 5 (angel wings) is such a lovely tribute to Caplin.

    For the large, I like 1, 4, 7, and 13. I think I like 7 the most, so colorful and “fun”.

  • Kristy Ogden

    Awww Melanie, I love them all! It was so hard to choose which ones. :)

  • kalieris

    Melanie, I love the pictures, and voted for the ones that made me go “awwww” the hardest. :)

    Here’s the thing – I’m on a “no stuff” de-hoarding kick, but would really like to still donate money to the foundation. Is there a way for me to do that without buying anything?

    Please give Garibaldi some skritches and hugs for me – I am so happy that the two of you came together and that you were able to give him a loving home.

  • Caplin Rous

    You can donate to the ROUS Foundation at http://www.CaplinRous.com.
    Puzzles don’t involve hoarding. You can do it once then give it to the Goodwill.

  • Lola

    I only voted for small puzzles because I don’t think that I would ever have the time/attention span to do one of the large ones. They’re all very cute, though!

  • Amanda

    These are lovely, I will buy one large and one small at least. :)

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  • Bee

    I love the (1) small & (9) large! So adorable. I would get one for me and one for my mom. Big fans of your site <3

  • Dobby

    But what do they taste like?

  • Lissa

    LOL @ Dobby. Mary, I am in Ewe-tah as well. A few of us know what a capy is. ;)

    I would like 7 and 13 in the smaller puzzles. My brain is not smart enough for 672 pieces. I would definitely buy the Dobby puzzle as well. That is just too cute, Dobbers!

  • Lissa

    Opps, sorry. I read the wrong name. I mean Debbie. I apologize. I told you my brain isn’t very quick.

  • Smalelr I like 3 and 6; larger I like 1, 4 and 9.

  • CATHY

    I like them all, but think that 3, 10 and 11 (LARGE) might be difficult for a child and even an adult because there is so much of the same color in the picture….could just be me and my old eyes ♥♥♥♥

    I LIKE 1, 9 and 13…not just for a puzzle, but they also capture the essence of Caplin…the expressions on his precious little face are priceless :-)

    Whatever you decide, I will buy one of each. Also, have you given any thought to T-Shirts? I like the idea of 1(small, (9 large) and 5 LARGE (with Jim Perry’s art) with standard caption, “CAPLIN ROUS, THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS CAPYBARA”; 6 (LARGE)(with Jim Perry’s art) with the caption, “CAPLIN ROUS, THE WORLD’S MOST LOVED CAPYBARA.” I would definitely be in for a t-shirt, regardless of the picture, if it’s cost efficient for you to be able to produce.

  • Beth

    Melanie, I love the small 1 and 6 and the large 11. I would most likely buy any of the ones that you have made! I love all of them!

  • CATHY

    ps..I would buy a Dobbye puzzle too :-)

  • Nic

    I hope to get a puzzle. They look so cool. And I have not done a jigsaw puzzle in a long time.

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  • Ali

    For the smaller puzzle, I like: 1, 3 and 5.

    For the larger puzzle: 8, 13, and 4. 6 and 9 are also very cute. I think the larger puzzle would be excellent, 600+ pieces would really let us enjoy taking the time to put it together!

  • Lesley

    1 and 4 large. Personally 108 pieces is too small, the more pieces the better!!

  • Caplin Rous

    There are two puzzle sizes. 108 pieces is for kids and 672 pieces is for adults.

  • Wei Wei

    I really like the idea of the painting, especially for the large puzzle. I would suggest to have a picture puzzle and also a painting puzzle.

  • Joy

    I voted only for large puzzles, but if some of the small options (especially 2 and 3) were available as large puzzles, I would totally want them, too. Then again, I probably don’t really need a dozen new puzzles all at once!

  • Heather

    1 3 and 6!!! Are adorable!

  • Caplin Rous

    Because the aspect ratio of the two puzzle sizes are different, I can’t really make the same puzzle in both sizes. I tried but they either end up weirdly cropped or have too much dead space.

  • M DeMarco

    I absolutely ADORE #9….. In any shape size or form.

  • M DeMarco

    Okay… the artwork on #5 small just made me start crying again…

  • Debbie Rose

    I like #3 for the small and #13 for the large….I’m so excited.

  • ANTJE SEEGER

    Which puzzles in which sizes I like most :

    Small Puzzles : Nr. 2 , 3 , 6 , 7

    Large Puzzles : Nr. 1 , 2 , 4 , 8

    I would buy a puzzle if it is smaller than 106 pieces.
    Children in kindergarden, and elderly People in SENIOR-HOMES
    needs to get the feeling of success a bit more faster,as we.
    Otherwise they may think:
    “This is too difficult for me” (child) or :
    “I am not able anymore to put a puzzle together.” ( Senior )

    Please do not forget these both generation-groups !

    Don`t forget to offer the 108 pieces puzzles also in the shops
    of the ZOO´s !!!
    ANTJE

  • ANTJE SEEGER

    O.K. from all the puzzles I`ve now chosen
    one favourite each :
    I love the one with CAPLIN drinking on his baby-bottle/ Small / Nr. 7
    And I like him as grown up capy-man also . / Large / Nr. 4

    If I ever would buy a puzzle,then only a small 106 p. one.
    ANTJE

  • Kelly

    I love all the photos and love puzzles. I like the 672 piece puzzles, and think that number 3 and 11 would be the most difficult, to I like those the best.

  • Fluffy and Nugget

    DOBBY…all puzzles taste good, especially if you can gobble the last piece! Much meatier than newspaper or shredded wheat. Our peeps will probably get one of each picture, as they are MAD about capys, too. Number 1 in each size shows the noble nature of any serious capybara. We are looking foreward to trying every one that we can *YUM*.

  • Sandy Hughes

    LOVE your puzzles and wanted to report how much fun my three grandkids and I had putting together two of them the other day. Here is a photo of the finished product:
    THANKS!

  • Sandy Hughes

    hmmm, it said I could use the <a href… tag, but it didn't work. You may see the finished puzzles here: http://www.aquarianzone.net/capypuzzles2.jpg

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