Excuse me, you have something stuck in your teeth.
I love capybara teeth. These belonged to Caplin Rous. This is the image I use at the start of the videos on his YouTube channel.
This is Garibaldi Rous at the vet clinic at Texas A&M in College Station. We got there a little early so we let him spend some time in one of the livestock paddocks. He was happy that there was mud to roll in.
If you’d like to read more about his trip to A&M and his current medical condition, please read my blog post, Garibaldi is Sick: Vet Visit 1.
This is Garibaldi Rous yesterday at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a problem with his teeth. If you’d like to learn more, please read my blog post: Garibaldi is Sick: The Diagnosis.
This might look like your typical cute photo of Garibaldi Rous but it is not. Gari is sick and this photo demonstrates some of his odd behaviors due to his illness. We are hoping it is only that his teeth need filing but we can’t get him into the vet until Monday to know for sure. If you’d like to learn more, please read my blog post about it: Garibaldi is Sick.
Lily’s owner assures me that this basketball will not last long. Capybara teeth are very, very sharp.
Garibaldi Rous is demonstrating why you don’t want to get bitten by a capybara. Actually, he’s just yawning but still…
This is Garibaldi when we first got him at around 45 lbs and 10 months old. He is now twice as old and twice as heavy; 95 lbs at 20 months old.
Caplin Rous did a pretty good imitation of a rabbit for our friend Kimiko (CapybaraCamera) who was visiting from Japan. A big rabbit like that might put a slightly different spin on the Easter Bunny though.
Is it possible to get too close to a capybara nose? You be the judge. This is Caplin Rous’ nose.
There will not be any new ROUS Photos next week since I’ll be on vacation. I’m going to the San Diego Zoo though and I hope to get some shots of their capys.
Playing with Garibaldi Rous in the pool can be a bit rough and intimidating. He doesn’t bite but if his teeth scrape against your skin, there is blood. This is one reason I strongly discourage people with young children from keeping a pet capybara. Accidents will happen. In this photo Gari’s friend Jim is staring into some big, sharp teeth.
Late one afternoon Garibaldi started acting very weird. He was shaking and sweating and reluctant to move. I hadn’t had him long and his training was minimal at this point. He especially hated his harness. But I figured he had to go to the vet and that meant he had to get the harness on. This photo is the birth of a scar on my upper arm that is a constant reminder of how sharp capybara teeth are.
Luckily it turned out to be nothing serious, we actually never really knew what happened, just that he was in pain from something. Maybe he ate something that didn’t agree with him. At any rate, it has never happened again.