A friend of mine and Melly’s has two female capybaras who gave birth on the same day! And look how cute the babies are! There are 10 babies and 2 mothers altogether but you can only see 7 babies and 1 mother in this photo.
Did you know that all the mother capybaras in a band share in the responsibilities for raising the young? Any mother capy will nurse any baby capy from her band. Sarah Marley, who owns these cuties, say her two mother share responsibilities just like wild mother capys do. In fact, Marley doesn’t even know which babies belong to which mother! It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes a band to raise a capy.
The babies are all for sale and are located in Kansas. If you are interested, you can contact Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure you understand what you are getting into before considering a pet capybara. Capybaras are not the right pet for most people. We require a lot of room, safe, clean, pesticide free grass to graze on, somewhere to swim and proper housing in both warm and cold weather. A pet capybara like me takes hours and hours of interaction and a tremendous amount of patience. We are also not inexpensive to feed. Vet care for capybaras can be very expensive, although the ROUS Foundation may be able to help some with that.
Also please remember that we are large animals–I weigh about 125 lbs–and we have large, razor-sharp teeth. Although we are usually gentle, we can be aggressive and those teeth can inflict a nasty bite.
Don’t be fooled by our cuteness, we are a lot of work.