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Caplin & Garibaldi Weights

The above image captures the growth charts for Caplin Rous (red) from birth until he reached his adult weight and Garibaldi Rous (blue) from 10-14 months of age. It looks like Garibaldi is slowly closing the weight gap. As you can see, Caplin’s chart is entering a slow growth phase as he reaches adult weight. It will be interesting to see if Garibaldi’s weight also slows down. There are three¬†possibilities. The first is that Gari will continue rapid growth until his line intersects Caplin’s. The second is that Gari’s growth will slow just as Caplin’s did and he will end up being a smaller capybara. The third is that Gari’s growth may slow but continue at the slower pace for a longer time; Caplin’s adult weight always hovered between 100 and 110 lbs. (Don’t forget that you can click on the image to see a larger version.)

I will post an updated chart in another couple of months.

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!

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FACute Part 2: How I Grew When I Grew Up

If you haven’t read the first part of my FACute, you can find it here, it’s pretty good, if I do say so myself. But I always intended to add more information, it’s just hard to get around to it, but here we go!

One thing I get asked a lot is how fast capybaras grow. That’s a good question but I don’t have a really good answer. The only thing I know is how fast I grew. When I was a baby, my owner was quite conscientious about weighing me. And she made all kinds of fancy charts too. Here’s a chart of my weight up until I pretty much leveled off at 100 lbs.

My growth chart

My growth chart


My growth, charted

My growth, charted

% weight change over time

% weight change over time

Weight change per day over time

Weight change per day over time



So what did all result in? Beautiful me! The image below shows all of my measurements as of October 2009.

Me, measured

Me, measured