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.
Firetail is not the smartest chicken in the coop. She takes food right out of Garibaldi’s mouth, or just about! But he is very gentle with her. In this photo you get a good view of his little tongue. Capy tongues are very short, unlike a dog or cat’s, and can hardly reach out of their mouth.
I did not realize that Garibaldi Rous runs with his little tongue sticking out. This is why I call him the clown of the capybara world.