Can You Have a Capybara as a Pet?

Can a capybara hurt you?

Capybaras are docile animals; however, their large rodent incisive teeth could cause serious injury. Localized care, antibiotic therapy when necessary, careful examination of the structures, tetanus and rabies immunization as indicated, and follow-up are recommended for wild animal bites.

Do capybaras like to cuddle?

The giant rodent loves to cuddle. They will usually cuddle other capybaras, but when this isn’t possible, they will cuddle almost any animal. There are pictures of capybaras cuddling rabbits, dogs, and, of course, people.

Do capybara like to be pet?

They love to be petted and their response is overwhelming. Their hair rises (pilo erection), they start to sing (capybaras make the most beautiful sounds and vocalisations) and they roll over on their backs with a look of complete ecstasy on their faces.

Is capybara the friendliest animal?

Friendliest Wild Animal: Capybaras. Capybaras will often “adopt” stray and runt animals. One of the very few things in this world on which everyone can agree is that capybaras are the friendliest wild animals on Earth. This giant, wild rodent, is about four-feet-long, and the average capybara weighs about 150 pounds.