Capybara as a Pet?

June 24th, 2013 by

Capybara is a semi-aquatic mammal found throughout almost all countries of South America

Are you a cat person or a dog person…or a capybara person? It may seem strange, but the giant rodent is quickly growing in popularity as a housepet, similar to medium size dog. As you can see in the picture above, they get along well enough with dogs, even if they do remind us of the Rodent of Unusual Size from the Princess Bride. We here at your Ford dealers Cincinnati have the info on these weird new pets!

The capybara are the largest rodents in the world. They can weigh over 100 pounds, and we have to admit, they are sort of adorable. They aren’t naturally aggressive but if one does decide to bite you, it can do some

serious damage. If you want to keep one as a pet  (and we here at your Cincinnati car dealerships are thinking about it) all you really need is a big yard a big kiddie pool. Capybaras like to spend most of their time in the water, so you need to make wading easy for them.

“Although some people might find it strange, it’s really no different than having a dog or a cat. Gary is really very smart and he’s very affectionate,” Said one capybara owner, Melanie Typaldos, 57, said according to the Telegraph. “He learns tricks very quickly — faster than your typical dog would. He knows how to shake, how to turn in a circle, how to stand up on his hind legs and how to jump up on things on command.”

What do you think, great new pet or giant rodent menace?