A closeup of Garibaldi Rous’ nose. I love the tiny hairs that grow on the top of his nose. They still feel like little twigs but they’re pretty cute. The only hairs on him that are soft are the ones on the front of his nose, not shown in this photo.
Garibaldi has been a little jealous of all the attention Maple WoMER, the World’s Most Expensive Rabbit, has been getting. Also, I’ve blocked off the dinning room for Maple and he isn’t happy about that. So when Coral was petting Maple, Gari was pretty curious as to what the fuss is all about. What you can’t see in this photo is that Maple had to have her eye removed on the opposite side. She’s feeling better now but we’re not out of the woods yet.
Why do Garibaldi Rous and Flopsy have eye patches on? You’ll have to read my post on Capybara Madness to find out!
This is Caplin Rous’ eye when it is fully open. You can see that there is no black line either in front of or behind the eye. Compare this with yesterday’s photo and the photo from three days ago. Surprisingly, as much as I’ve read about capybaras, I have never seen it mentioned that they can close their eyes in thirds.
Another eye photo. This is Garibaldi Rous’ eye, taken today. In this shot he has only the middle portion of his eye fully open. You can see that the lashes are only on this central third of the eyelid. Tomorrow I’ll post a photo of a fully open eye for contrast.
This photo of Caplin Rous shows one of the amazing things about capybaras, they can close their eyes in thirds. In this photo, Caplin has just the back third of his eye closed. They can also close just the front third or the front and the back thirds together. Only the middle third of the eye has lashes.