Nutria are related to rats, also known as water rats. Capybaras are related to hamsters and guinea pigs. Capybaras are much larger than nutria, and can weigh up to 140 lbs. They are much friendlier than nutria and don't destroy vegetation like nutria do.
Yes. Capybaras eat aquatic plants, grains, and fruits. FAST FACT: 1. Capybaras eat up to 8 lbs. of grass per day. 2. Since Capybaras do not have a vertical jaw, they chew by grinding thier teeth back and forth. 3.They also regurgitate food so they can eat it again for when they get hungry.
Capybaras are mammals. More specifically, they are rodents. Just like mice and rats, the male mates with the female, who carries the young in her womb. At the end of gestation, the young are born. They get their early nutrition by nursing from the mother.