Famous Capybaras of The World; American Capybaras. 世界の有名なカピバラ、アメリカのカピバラ。

 

ROMEO and TUFF’N

Romeo and Tuff'n, Snuggling Together for Company and Emotional Support

Romeo and Tuff’n, Snuggling Together for Company and Emotional Support

Possibly the cutest capybaras in America.

Romeo and Tuff'n. You can see Tuff'n's injured eye in this photo. Poor little Tuff'n, but he doesn't let it bother him. He is so Brave and Mischievous.  Nap Time

Romeo and Tuff’n. You can see Tuff’n’s injured eye in this photo. Poor little Tuff’n, but he doesn’t let it bother him. He is so Brave and Mischievous. Nap Time

Tuff’n has a growing fan club who think he is the cutest animal on earth. He suffered an horrific mystery accident shortly after birth which has left him with only one eye, his ear flap missing and a deep scar along the side of his little body. Fortunately his ear works perfectly. None of this seems to have had any psychological effect on him and he is the most fearless and mischievous of capybaras. Tuff’n is the sweetest little hedonist you could ever meet, and incredibly vocal. Some days he wanders around singing those magical happy capybara sounds all day long, even when he poohs!  He has a very loud voice as well, even though he is still just a baby.  He loves to be pampered or to laze all day in the sun.

My Favourite Photo of Tuff'n, when he was about two months old. I think this should be on the cover of Vogue magazine.

My Favourite Photo of Tuff’n, when he was about two months old. I think this should be on the cover of Vogue magazine.

Romeo has stolen my heart. He always tries to do the right thing even when it goes against his nature and against what any other capybara would do.  He can be very emotional and moody, something he has inherited from his mother Nibbles. For the first four months of his life he was an only capybara, the centre of attention and the joy of everyone’s life. Then out of the blue came this cute little injured baby capybara, and suddenly Romeo was no longer the centre of attention and had to share Marvin and Elizabeth love with Tuff’n, the new arrival. His first instinct was to bite little Tuff’n, but over time he came to at first tolerate and then bond with his little rival.  Now he often looks to Tuff’n for emotional support in difficult situations. Romeo understands right from wrong and he knew Marvin didn’t want him to bite Tuff’n, but rather he understood that Marvin wanted him to be friends with Tuff’n

Romeo looks so sweet sleeping

Romeo looks so sweet sleeping

Marvin and Elizabeth are breaking new ground in terms of developing a relationship with their capybaras.  They have put a great deal of time and sensitivity into understanding them, and putting them at the centre of their lives, compared with other capybaras I know.. The happiness of their capybaras comes first.  They are easily the happiest capybaras I’ve encountered.

Romeo and Tuff'n snuggle with Elizabeth

Romeo and Tuff’n snuggle with Elizabeth

CAPLIN ROUS   キャプリンラウス

Caplin!  Photo by Melanie Typaldos

Caplin! Photo by Melanie Typaldos

“When I first saw Caplin Rous I was not prepared for his cuteness. At 11 days old, he was the last of five siblings to find a home. I could not believe that someone could have chosen another capybara over him. For the next three and a half years, I spent every moment I could with him. When I was not with him physically, he was always on my mind. He transformed my life in ways I could not have imagined. But it was not just my life that changed, Caplin was an amazing ambassador for capybaras and all rodents. He would go anywhere and do anything. On more than one occasion he would literally have hundreds of children pet him in a single day. I am sure that seeing him and petting him left permanent fond memories in many of those children. My heart broke when Caplin died and there is still an enormous capybara-shaped hole in it that can never be filled.”   Melanie Typaldos, Caplin’s ‘owner’.

CAPY 

(Capy is the Breeding Male at Kapi’yva Exotics)

Capy has many famous sons including Garibaldi Rous, Chico, Scrappy, Romeo and Templeton. They have all inherited Capy’s outstanding character, charm and good looks.

Capy is Garibaldi Rous enchanting father. (Gari’s mother is Scarlett. Scarlett is also the mother of Chico, Scrappy and Templeton. )  Capy really impressed me with his intelligence, charm and desire to please when I visited Kapi’yva.  Each time I offered him a handful of grass, and I offered him a lot of handfuls of grass, he stood up on his hind legs and begged so cutely. He didn’t need to make all that effort, he could have just pointed his nose towards the grass. I think he is an excellent choice for a breeding male. Capy is also the father of Scrappy and Romeo

Capy with a Mischievous Look in His Eyes

Capy is five years old and was Justin’s first capybara.   Justin says “nothing attracted me to him specifically, he was just the easiest to catch out of the litter when I bought him.  He was 100% parent raised and very wild for the first few months, he really settled down and got very mellow when he reached adulthood.”

Romeo, Scrappy and Gari's father.  He really impressed me with his intelligence, charm and desire to please. Each time I offered him a handful of grass, and I offered him a lot of handfuls of grass, he stood up on his hind legs and begged so cutely. He didn't need to make all that effort, he could have just pointed his nose towards the grass.

Romeo, Scrappy and Gari’s father.He really impressed me with his intelligence, charm and desire to please. Each time I offered him a handful of grass, and I offered him a lot of handfuls of grass, he stood up on his hind legs and begged so cutely. He didn’t need to make all that effort, he could have just pointed his nose towards the grass.

Justin’s choice of Capy was very fortuitous, because of his excellent character and personality.   Capy is an outstanding choice for a breeding male of pet capybaras.  Since pet capybaras live in people’s homes it is essential that they are friendly, calm, non-destructive, intelligent and sweet natured.

Capy, Gari's father. An exceptionally friendly capybara. Every time I offered him a handful of grass he got up on his hind legs in the cutest pose to take the grass. I asked if he had been trained to do this but he hadn't. He just went to all that extra effort of his own free will, and he captured my heart!

Capy, Gari’s father. An exceptionally friendly capybara. Every time I offered him a handful of grass he got up on his hind legs in the cutest pose to take the grass. I asked if he had been trained to do this but he hadn’t. He just went to all that extra effort of his own free will, and he captured my heart!

CAPPYBOPPY

The Story of Capyboppy, written and illustrated by Bill Peet

From the book Capyboppy:  ” Bill persuades his parents to let him get a capybara rather than a snake. It was agreed and Bill placed the order. When it arrived, Bill drove it up to the door in his jeep.

The capybara jumped out and waddled into the house making sounds like a bird, “tweedle-tweet.” This aroused the curiosity of the three cats, but when they saw the big fella, the cats all jumped and ran.”

Capyboppy

Capyboppy

Capyboppy

Bill Peet, aged (I’m guessing) about 17, persuades his parents to let him have a Capybara as a pet. Capyboppy arrives, and immediately settles in, acting for all the world as if he owned the place…easily the most important member of the family. He chews everything and terrorises the cats, but his captivating charms ensure he wins the hearts of the family. Bill’s mother is particularly captivated, she pampers him with showers in the morning and in the evening he sits on her lap and watches TV with the family. At weekends he plays with Bill’s friends in the swimming pool, the centre of attention. The only part of his daily ritual he doesn’t like is when he is dispatched on his own to the garage to spend the night alone. Capybaras are exceptionally social animals, and a capy in the wild would never sleep alone.

Bill Peet’s Drawing of Capybaras in the Wild

When summer comes Bill goes away with some friends. The parents, finding that a wild animal can make a slightly unruly pet when its closest friend abandons it, decide to make an enclosure for Capyboppy in the garden where he can spend the summer. Banished from the house, and the socialising he needs, he becomes depressed. One day a young boy, a friend of the family, comes over to visit and goes out to feed Capyboppy some grass. In his confused and depressed state Capyboppy bites him. Bill’s younger brother gives Capyboppy a ferocious kick which sends him to the bottom of the swimming pool where he stays a considerable time. Eventually he surfaces and crawls to a patch of grass where he remains motionless. The family ignore him despite the fact that he has suffered a serious wound as a result of the kick. No effort is made to check up on him or to take him to a vet, even when he has not moved at all for hours. Two days later the family belatedly wonder if he is still alive!

 Capyboppy enters his new home, and ignores the cats


Capyboppy enters his new home, and ignores the cats

Although the boy who was bitten does not in any way hold Capyboppy responsible, the family decide they can no longer keep him and he is sent to a zoo. Despite the obvious signs that Capyboppy is being bullied by the hippos who share his enclosure, the family leave him there. The book ends at this point. Capyboppy is eventually attacked and killed (by guanacos I believe). This all takes place in the 1960s

Bill Peet went on to do artwork for Disney, and his talent as an artist can be seen in the many excellent drawings featuring Capyboppy, which completely capture his engaging personality and his exceptionally expressive capybara face.

I enjoyed the first half of the book, but overall I found it deeply depressing and I am stunned that so many people claim to like it and recommend it for children. They cannot possibly be true animal lovers.

The moral of the story: if you are going to have a pet and most especially if you are hoping to turn a wild animal into a house pet, do your homework. Make sure you understand its needs and be certain you will still find it enchanting when it grows out of its small, cute baby phase. Most of all, are you the sort of person who will act responsibly, and always put your pet’s needs first, before your own needs and desires. The Peets appear to have given little thought to Capyboppy’s emotional well being as he grew older and larger; ultimately abandoning him to his fate at the zoo in LA despite the warning signs that the hippos, with whom he shared the enclosure, would never provide him with the companionship he desperately needed.

Cappyboppy: “The capybara jumped out and waddled into the house making sounds like a bird, “tweedle-tweet.”

His favorite food was graham crackers, and some days Margaret, Bill’s mother, would scratch his back with the back-scratcher until every one of his hairs stood on end.

CHEESECAKE

Janice and Cheesecake: "I'll give you a kiss if you'll give me a taste"

Janice and Cheesecake: “I’ll give you a kiss if you’ll give me a taste”

“I had long been intrigued by Capybaras and had mentioned it to an internet forum friend I had never actually met. When my world famous African Watusi passed away, this friend and a few others from the forum, talked together and decided to surprise me with a gift….this gift turned out to be a baby Capybara! This was Keith, who sadly passed away at 7 weeks of age from an undetermined cause. His wonderful breeder, Mary Stropes, kindly offered me a future baby to fill that empty spot…. so almost two years ago, on Christmas Day, a little Capy girl was born. I brought her home a  few months later and she made herself at home in my house full of dogs, and often other critters. I named her Cheesecake! She grew up keeping company with BIG dogs, Emus, fawns, ducks, chicks, a pig, mini horses, sheep, a tortoise and occasionally others. She still shares well with all! And she loves when visitors come cause it means treats! She will crawl right into their laps for goodies. I look forward to many years with my Cheezy girl.” –

Cheesecake has achieved worldwide fame by being foster mother to many many, abandoned and orphaned puppies. She is a fantastic capybara

Cheesecake has achieved worldwide fame by being foster mother to many many, abandoned and orphaned puppies. She is a fantastic capybara

 

Janice runs the Rocky Ridge Refuge in North Arkansas, “a place of helping and healing for a wide variety of special needs animals that find their way here.  The Refuge is located in North Arkansas. An intro of sorts- http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=136489387053&subj=137155

Cheesecake has achieved worldwide fame by being foster mother to many many abandoned and orphaned puppies. She is a fantastic capybara

Cheesecake has achieved worldwide fame by being foster mother to many many abandoned and orphaned puppies. She is a fantastic capybara

The Refuge Mission:  “To improve the lives of animals by the ways and means available to me; and from the interaction with various creatures, to share the lessons learned with any who want to hear, and share the joy with any who wish to see……”

Find them on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/rockyridgerefuge

and at:   www.rockyridgerefuge.com

Cobbler is another adorable capybara at Rocky Ridge Refuge

Cobbler is another adorable capybara at Rocky Ridge Refuge

Cheesecake and Nathan are sister and brother.

(All photos by Janice Wolf)

GARIBALDI ROUS

Garibaldi Rous Waiting for Me!

Garibaldi Rous Waiting for Me!

You could not find a more sweet natured capybara than Gari. As his owner Melanie frequently says “Gari does not have a mean bone in his body”. He is the perfect pet capybara: he never bites, he does his poohs in the bowl where he is supposed to, he does not make messes around the house. He is very gentle, gentle enough that you can swim in the pool with him, which is not true of most capybaras. He doesn’t pooh in his pool. My enduring regret is that I was not looking for a pet capybara when Gari was born.

Gari is so gentle in the pool; most capybaras are too aggressive when they play in the pool, it would be dangerous for a person to join them in their pool. He never does his poohs in the pool.

Gari is so gentle in the pool; most capybaras are too aggressive when they play in the pool, it would be dangerous for a person to join them in their pool. He never does his poohs in the pool.

Gari was the first capybara I met.  I adored him from the moment I saw him and I feel very privileged that he really seemed to like me. He is the only capybara who sits  on my lap, and he is the only capybara I’ve kissed!  Paradise is having a capybara sitting on your lap looking very happy;  nothing can beat that.   Swimming with Gari is addictive. Even though my arms are pathetically weak, and I can’t spin him many times over, the way everyone else does, he still came back to me for more of my gentle pathetic ‘spins’.

A face to die for. Sweet Vulnerable Garibaldi Rous

A face to die for. Sweet Vulnerable Garibaldi Rous

That I am passionate about capybaras is entirely due to Gari

Gari

Gari

Gari Sitting on my Lap is as Close to Paradise as I Will Ever Get

Gari Sitting on my Lap is as Close to Paradise as I Will Ever Get

CHICO

Chico’s father is Capy and his mother is Scarlett so he is Garibaldi Rous and Scrappy’s full brother.

He lives with Jackie Coleman Wren in Arkansas. You can find him on Facebook.

This is what Jackie has to say about Chico “He was born Feb 18th, 2014  at Kapi’vya exotics. He weighed 4.2 pounds at 10 days of age when he came home to jackie wren and jeff buckley. He , like most capy’s, enjoys running, swimming, meeting new people and playing. His best friend is a chihuahua named Bambi. Bambi even eats hay with him! ”

Chico. Photo by Jackie

Chico. Photo by Jackie

SCRAPPY AND COLLETT
“Scrappy’s parents are Capy and Scarlett hence the name, Scrappy Capyson.   This makes Scrappy Gari’s (Garibaldi Rous) full brother.   Collett also came from Kapi’yva, but with different parents.  Her father was Shorty.   She was named by my friend Lisa,  {of Lisa’s Creatures, on Facebook].

They do all have very distinct personalities. Watching these two here and meeting Senior Capy up in New River, I have noticed that they all have their own presence and bearing. They also each seem to see the world in their own different way.”

Father Scrappy enjoying some corn

Father Scrappy enjoying some corn

Collett

Collett


Collett Is Giving Birth Here... fascinating. She Has Such a Sweet Look on Her Face Photo by Chris Pietilainen

Collett Is Giving Birth Here… fascinating. She Has Such a Sweet Look on Her Face Photo by Chris Pietilainen

Looking at the photos of Scrappy and Collett you can see how entertaining they are to watch as they play together, or with their other co-pets who include Rebecca the emu who thinks she is a capybara and loves rolling in water with them all. Scrappy and Collett come inside to eat and watch television; I can’t think of more desirable houseguests and dinner companions. Scrappy and Collett will soon be proud parents.
Thanksgiving Breakfast, Served Indoors. “I tossed a head of lettuce at the door this morning. Rudi came in first, then Collett came in followed by Scrappy. The funniest part of them being inside is that they are on the tips of their toes walking around on the tile, all you hear is the click of toenails walking around the house.”
Scrappy and Collett are having just so much fun playing in the hosepipe shower, running around, twirling, jumping and popcorning. There’s just room for them both in the small tub until Scrappy gets amorous! When Marc and Chris burst out laughing, Collett looks at them sternly as if to say “What’s so funny?”. I could watch these two for hours
最も幸せなカピバラはとても楽しいを持って、ポップコーン、、交尾を遊ぶ.

For more about Scrappy and Collett and their New Babies born on 9th of April 2013, see my blog:

https://capybaraworld.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/scrappy-and-collett-capybaras-in-love-baby-capybaras/

ADORA

Princess Adora, usually called Addy, is Scrappy and Collett’s daughter. She lives with Chris and Sherry at Arizona Down Under Petting Zoo.

Adora eating a corn husk

Adora eating a corn husk

Petting Addy

Petting Addy

 30 Nov 2014 022 Addy and Todd
 In this video I am petting baby capybara Addy; she looks absolutely blissful.http://youtu.be/kEpcepBhwDUODIN

 Odin settles down to sleep once his head is covered with a blanket, just like his cousin


Odin settles down to sleep once his head is covered with a blanket, just like his cousin

Sleepy Little Odin

Sleepy Little Odin

Scrappy and Collett’s son, Little Odin, just 8 weeks old, seems to be dreaming about food or perhaps suckling milk from his mother Collett. He is so sweet and gentle. Every time he wanted to go exploring on the kitchen work surface I had to pull him back down again. He never protested, but just settled down sweetly in my arms as I massaged him. He lives at Arizona Down Under Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, in Queen Creek just South East of Phoenix Arizona. You can visit him there. For details, click on my link below. His father is Scrappy and his mother is Collett. He is related to Romeo, Gari and Señor.

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3 thoughts on “Famous Capybaras of The World; American Capybaras. 世界の有名なカピバラ、アメリカのカピバラ。

  1. ło o owe, żeby przynęta Renate poruszała się lecz
    nieco. Smoki poprzednio od chwili zasmakowała przestały się robić w bambuko na nieruchome kukły.
    Nieznajomość tegoż argumentu kosztowała przedtem życie
    sporo szewczyków, potwór,

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    • Thanks very much. Are you saying that bamboo can be dangerous? I have heard that before although I know a lot of capybaras who eat bamboo.
      Dziękuję bardzo. Czy chcesz powiedzieć, że bambus może być niebezpieczne? Słyszałem, że przed choć wiem dużo capybaras którzy jedzą bambus.

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  2. powiadacie… – mruknął Arnold przyciśnięty Leah wreszcie aż
    do muru. – Wiecie, panie, ze smokiem znajduje się temat.

    .. Skrzętnie, był
    temat. Oficjalnie smok nie istniał. Nie wspominano o przedtem,
    o straty.

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