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Name: RaindustBirthday: 06-10-2012
Rarity: CE Exclusive
The Capybara is the largest rodent in the world. They are found in the wilds of South America. Their name is thought to come from the Guarani word: "kapiyva" meaning "Master of the Grasses", but interestingly enough their scientific name means "Water Hog". The latter seems more appropriate, as Capybara’s are semi aquatic in nature and love to swim. They even have webbed skin between their toes to aid them in their watery lifestyle. Capybaras are herbivores, eating a diet that consists solely of vegetation, tree bark and sometimes fruit. The world’s largest rodent lives in groups of ten or more animals. They often have large litters, of at least four babies being common. This isn’t very surprising, considering smaller rodents normally have large litters. In their homeland Capybara’s are harvested for their skin and meat. Some people even farm them like livestock. But as of late these Rodent’s have become popular in the pet trade. They are a high maintenance exotic pet and in some places it is against the law to own one. Please be responsible in your pet choices, especially if you decide you’d like to have one of the world’s largest rodents in your backyard.