Capybaras

The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest rodent on earth. It's slightly webbed feet show that this rodent lives near wetlands, rivers, and other shallow water. Find questions about the fascinating capybara here.

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Why are capybaras one of the closest relatives of guinea pigs?

Both rodents and cavies.

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Is a capybara an endangered species?

No. The capybara is present in large numbers in the Amazonian rain forests. They are present in thousands and are a category of animal that is classified as "Least Concern" in terms of conservation status.

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Does the capybara give live birth?

yes. They are mammals.

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Are capybara's omnivores or carnivores?

The Capybara only eat plant matter in order to acquire all of the nutrients it needs. The diet of the Capybara is mainly made up of grasses and aquatic plants, along with fruits and berries and the occasional munch on soft tree bark. This makes them Herbivores; animals who only eat vegetation. Omnivores eat both meat and vegetation (humans) and carnivores eat only meat (sharks). This means that they can't be classified as either of these.

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Why are capybaras important to the rainforest?

because they are cool

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What animal eats a capybara?

capybaras are eaten by andacondas,foxes, wild dogs and jaguarsmcaimans

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Black Bears

What is the average dose of Trileptal?

THE AVERAGE DOSE of Trileptal (prescribed for partial seizures in adults, and for children age 4-16 with epilepsy) is ADULTS & CHILDREN 16 YEARS OLD AND OLDER: 600 - 2400 milligrams per day and CHILDREN 4-15 YEARS OLD: 3 3/4 mg. to 4 1/2 mg. per pound of body weight (up to 600 mg.) to start, then can be increased to 1800 mg. if needed. It is also prescribed for PANIC DISORDER.

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What layer of the rainforest do Capybaras live in?

Capybaras are in the rodent family, but they are not your typical rodent because they are so large in size. Capybaras live in the rainforest on the forest floor.

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Are bears related to guinea pigs?

No because their different species

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What Are Some Unusual Characteristics about the capybara?

There are several characteristics of a capybara. They are the largest rodent in the world, they can stay under water up to five minutes, they have slightly webbed feet, they are strictly vegetarian- melons, squash, bark, grass, plants from the bottom of rivers, and grass make up their diet. Their Indian name means "grasses master" which is fitting by the look of their diet. Nothing really unusual about them.

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What are Capybara prey?

Capybaras are herbivores. They feed on grass, aquatic plants and fruits. However, Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.

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Are capybaras endangered animals?

No. The capybara is present in large numbers in the Amazonian rain forests. They are present in thousands and are a category of animal that is classified as "Least Concern" in terms of conservation status.

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Can you have a pet Capybara?

I don't know how useful this will be, but I think I read somewhere about legally buying them for 500 (US dollars) but you have to buy them in pairs. I'm not sure if this still applies. Hope it will help, 'cause I'd love one! :)



Allow me to greatly improve this answer...........

You need to check with the Fish And Game Department of your particular state in regards to owning a Capybara. Also, here is some great information on these wonderful animals:

http://www.capybaras.org/article.html
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What is capybara related to?

Hamsters, Gerbils, guinea pigs, Rats, Mice, etc. Pretty much rodents, thus this was put under rodents.

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What are facts about a capybara?

A capybara, which is indigenous to South America, is the largest living rodent in the world. In Spanish, a capybara is called carpincho, but the name "capybara" is derived from a Greek word which means "water hog." Capybaras are semi-aquatic and come with slightly webbed feet. I've heard of capybaras as pets, because they are gentle animals, but they are also used for food. I've read about capybaras and they remind me of giant guinea pigs, except that guinea pigs do NOT belong in the water, lot.so what do they eat?

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Narcissism
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What would be the reaction of a Narcissist when he sees you in a group setting after he dumped you for another woman five months ago?

A Narcissist doesn't like to see "the one that got away" even though he dumped YOU! He would be egotistical and think he's one up on you. If you are with another man this would bother him. Narcissists are ego-trippers, they feel that you will never have any man as good as he was, but in the same stroke of that sentence he could become jealous if he sees you with another man. He may flaunt his new love in your face in hopes of getting some reaction out of you. Whatever you feel (whether it be that you are still in love with him or you're simply glad to be rid of him) you are the winner! Stand proud, look him in the eye if he looks at you, put a slight smile on your face and don't waver. That's getting back at him! He'll instantly wonder what your big secret is and Narcissists can't stand that. Be glad he dumped you because these guys are a waste of skin.

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How fast are capybaras?

Capybaras can bolt at 15 mph max speed.

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Gerbils
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Do gerbils need to be in pairs?

If you plan on adopting gerbils as pets, no. Gerbils do not need to be in groups of 2 or more, but it is recommended. Larger groups of gerbils tend to be happier and more content then those who are alone.

IMPORTANT TIP: When planning to adopt Gerbils, remember to get all the same gender. A few years ago i had a boy and a girl Gerbil. After a few months I ended up with over 24 baby Gerbils.

GOOD LUCK! Hi, I just wanted to add that gerbils should be in pairs unless they're ill or for other reasons. If gerbils are in pairs, they should be with the same gender or you'll have lots more! It's not a good idea to have 2 gerbils and then add 1+ more because they will fight, often to the death. Thanks!

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Capybaras

Can a capybara sleep under water?

No. They cannot. They will drown if they try to do so. They live and feed only on land. However they mate under water. The capybara is probably the only land living animal that mates under water.

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Where does a capybara fit into a food chain?

it fits where the rodents are

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In which states can capybaras be pets?

every state but Texas or Pennsylvania! Have fun! Make sure you have a farm though...!

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What do capybara eat?

capybara eat green plants i.e grass and vegitation. they are herbivores and the largest of the rodent species. other relatives like capybaras are guineapigs . they eat on a similar diet

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Does the capybara live in Africa?

No. Capybara's are native to the Amazon rain forests. They are found extensively in the content of South America. The amazon rain forest covers many countries in south America and capybara's are found everywhere. Unfortunately they don't live outside of the amazon rain forest.

They are herbivores. They feed on grass, aquatic plants and fruits.

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What is another name for small rodents?

Hamster,Guinea pigs

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How long can the capybara hold its breath for?

5 minuets

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