In the midst of the controversy in Argentina in recent weeks, it is necessary to note that it is usual for many families to have this innocent and intelligent animal as a pet, for which certain conditions must be met. Today at Facades World, together with our colleagues from Architecture Planet we tell you What do you need to adopt a capybara as a pet?. Let's see…
Adopting a capybara as a pet
It is a wild animal but it is far from being wild; in fact, the capybara is perfectly domesticable and there are not a few families in Mesopotamia and provinces such as Santa Fe, Chaco and Formosa, and even in the Buenos Aires suburbs, who prefer them as pets.
In the midst of so much controversy unleashed in media and social networks by the human invasion that has occurred to its natural habitat, especially in what is known as Nordelta, it is worth it know everything you need when adopting one of these animals, which are in the latest fashion.
Capybara in Nordelta
In principle, it is worth noting that they are not suitable for departments or, rather, the apartments are not suitable for them. We are talking about the largest rodent in the world that usually weighs up to 50 kilos for males and more than 60 for females.
But it's not just a question of size: capybaras They need space for them and a garden where the eventual adopter can install a plastic pool througha so that they can enjoy themselves, taking into account that morphologically they are made to inhabit both the surface and the water. And in this sense it should be noted that they are very clean.
Capybara as a pet
It should also be borne in mind that in nature they live in packs and only males can be found alone. Thus, in the case of wanting only one copy –which seems more logical– it is preferable that it is the latter gender, which must be sterilized between 6 and 9 months of age to prevent them from becoming aggressive adults, as they are territorial.
What about the capybaras?
Capybaras are herbivores: they feed on grasses and in captivity eat corn and every imaginable variety of fruits and vegetables; preferably, they contain vitamin C, since they do not produce it by themselves.
They are prone to heat stroke, so yes or yes they need water and a suitable place to shelter. In addition, as with any other pet - dog or cat - they require that they be checked by the veterinarian from time to time.
According to the specialists consulted, it is intelligent animals capable of learning tricks and attitudes to ask for food and show affection, for which they also have a wide range of sounds to show hunger, alertness and submission, for example.
A more or less large garden, a pool for them, lots of fruit and vegetables, care and lots of love They seem to be the keys when adopting a specimen of this little animal in nothing dangerous for human beings but, on the contrary, that it is perfect as a company. Which leads to an unappealable conclusion: what a noble creature the capybara!
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