Privacy PLEASE!



Well, this is embarrassing. Smelly (she deserves that name!) says that people are always asking about my bathroom habits. What is up with that? I don’t ask about theirs. It is rude, that’s what. Rude, plain and simple.

But, if you must know, yes, I am “house trained.” I can’t use the human toilet because it is too high and I couldn’t get my feet into it without falling completely in. Humans are omnivores and, believe me, you don’t want to fall into their toilets! Herbivores, like us capybaras, are so much cleaner. Anyway, I always defecate and/or urinate in my special toilet bowl in the guest bathroom. The photo above immodestly shows me doing it. If that isn’t bad enough, Smelly has posted a video of me on YouTube.

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It is rude of you to watch this video.

Not all capybaras are as fastidious as I am. Caplin Rous always went to the bathroom in the water but he would use any water he found including bowls outside and even, sometimes, the swimming pool! (Finally there is one way I am better than Caplin. It’s been a long time coming.) Dobby (aka Dobbye) Winnick poops all over the place. Stacy says he is making statements when he poops in his milk bowl or on her shoe or whatever. (Actually, that last was my guinea pig friend, Alfalfa. He has his own blog here. But you get the idea.)

So now you know, but I’d prefer you keep it to yourselves.

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11 comments to Privacy PLEASE!

  • Chanda Bellick

    I won’t tell anyone but, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I re respect your privacy,and I applaud your fastidious ways. That is why I would and could live with you in a heartbeat. The photo of you relaxing up top brought peace to my heart,knowing you are loved and cared for like you deserve to be. Enjoy this life and thanks for thinking of us!

  • Ann M. Bednarek

    Oh Capy, you look cute even when you poop. I love you. You are such a darling.

  • Danielle

    Just being a good capbassador! So what about wild capys? Do they always go in their water source or do they sometimes go on land?

  • Janet Lutkus

    Thanks so much for sharing that information. I actually did wonder about that topic. Although I respect your privacy, you look adorable in the top photo posing by the toilet paper. Have you taken a break from “redecorating” for now? I adore my new Capy calendar — you are a star! My only regret is not getting it sooner but now I’ll know for next year. Bye for now!

  • Sara Beth

    I change my vote to Smelly should be shot for posting this. Lol. I voted before the last few seconds when it zoomed in for a poop close up. TMI, even for a loyal Gari Stalker. Lol. Poor lil’ Garibara! *Capy Hugs* I guess that’s what you get for being a super capy star- the caparazzi is ALWAYS posting your every move… even when you’d rather them not. Lol.

  • francine

    Poor Garibara! The difficult life of a capy ambassador!

  • Melissa B

    Sorry everyone is all up in your business while you are trying to do your business Gari. But at least it is for educational purposes!

  • Carol Matthews

    Well, I know it was rude to watch, but I just had to, but only once. You have such good manners and are so darn adorable! Mwwwwuuuuuuah!

  • […] People are always asking Melly if I am “house trained.” What is up with that? How rude can you be! I often contemplate asking them right back. If their manners are so poor it is quite possible that they are not house trained! But obviously I am too gentile a capybara to dignify such a question by remarking on it. (In case you are wondering but not so rude as to actually ask, you can learn about my toilet habits by reading my blog post Privacy Please!) […]

  • Shannon Zapf

    How dare people ask about such things?!?! Thanks, SMelly. That’s a good one, Gari. I bet Melly loves that. 🙂

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