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Wesley & Fiona: The Weighing

Wesley and Fiona

Wesley and Fiona

I hope y’all remember little Wesley and Fiona who live at the Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels. I’ve been visiting with them ever since Garibaldi Rous died. Fiona is Gari’s little sister and it helps a little to be around her and Wesley. Continue reading “Wesley & Fiona: The Weighing” »

Capybara Agility

Meet Stinky!

Meet Stinky!

Melly’s blog:

Earlier this week I got the most interesting email from a man who works at a zoo in Slovenia. I’m including the email here so you can enjoy it as much as I did. ( I have made a few minor corrections to make it easier to read.)

My name is Simon and I love capybaras. I would really love to have capybara as a pet but I can´t, because I live in a block of flats. But I am currently employed in ZOO Ljubljana (Slovenia (Europe)) and somehow my dream fulfilled in a way.

There is one very special being, called Stinky.

I love Stinky so much that I am with him every and each day. It´s not my capybara, it´s ZOO ljubljana capybara but he is mine in my heart.

And if I tell you that we train agility, I´m sure you sure won´t believe me. We train approximately 1,6 year (in my free time) I started training him when he was basically adult animal (not juvenile).

I couldn’t publish anything earlier because he is not my capybara.

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The part with Stinky starts at 15:28.

I really hope you will enjoy the video.

Regards and all the best,
Simon Budja Continue reading “Capybara Agility” »

Press the Button!

Me and a button

Melly gets some weird ideas, I think there is something wrong with her brain. She’s not exactly crazy, but she’s not exactly not crazy, if you know what I mean. A new crazy thing she’s gotten into her head is that I, Garibaldi Caplin Rous, am going to press a little button every time I want a treat. Continue reading “Press the Button!” »

The Stool and The Capybara

 

Something wicked this way comes

Today I was sitting out on the front porch, minding my own business, chomping on a piece of corn, when Melly came out of the house carrying that thing that you see in the photo above. It’s cute enough, but what’s it doing on the porch? When Melly brought it home for the first time yesterday, it was seated quite placidly in the living room. Doesn’t really look like porch furniture, does it?

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Capybara Training: Part I

 

Me with Barbara Heidenreich

Things are going to  be a bit out of order for the next few blog posts. Too many things have been happening for me to keep up! It is a very exciting life, being Capybara Ambassador (or Capybassador, as some say). But I wanted to tell you about my new friend, Barbara Heidenreich, right away. You will never believe this but Barbara is a capybara trainer! Continue reading “Capybara Training: Part I” »