Capybaras For Sale

Capybaras are closely related to the guinea pig and they actually look a lot like them. The biggest difference, however, is that the capybara is much larger. In fact, they are the largest member of the rodent family and can grow as large as 100 pounds. They are native to South America and are a semi-aquatic mammal.

ISO Female Capybara

  • Name: Sherrie Ivie
  • Posted: 08/22/2020
  • Phone: 4352552110
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Utah

I need a female capybara around a year old +/- I will travel to get her. Please let me know if you have something I can buy.

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Capybara (baby male)

  • Name: Kapi'yva Exotics
  • Posted: 08/16/2020
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas
  • Website:

I have one baby male available, still young enough to be started on the bottle if needed. $2,000 picked up. Email for more info.

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Capybaras are grazers and prefer a large, enclosed yard that is safe and has plenty of grass for them to nibble on. Like all rodents, capybaras have teeth that constantly grow so they need to chew on plant material to keep their teeth worn down. Capybaras are also semi-aquatic. They need to swim year round in warm water. Ideally, the capybara habitat should have a swimming area that is as large as possible to give the animal enough space to exercise.

What do Capybara Eat

Capybaras eat about eight pounds of food per day. Grazing on grass that hasn’t been treated with chemicals or fertilizers is a good way to reduce the cost of feeding a capybara, but it shouldn’t be the only food the animal eats. They should also eat fruit, leafy vegetables, hay, and corn. Commercial guinea pig food, in pellet form, can also be fed to a capybara, but it can be costly.

Enrichment for Capybara

Capybaras love companionship and interaction with humans. They can learn simple tricks and master games and toys. They need to chew on sticks or grass to prevent their teeth from growing too long. They also need swimming time. A large swimming pool provides them with exercise and mental stimulation.

Breeding Capybara

Capybara mate year round but there is a spike in mating behavior at the beginning of the rainy season. The gestation period is about 150 days and the females deliver litters of between two to eight babies. Within a few hours of birth, the newborns can stand and walk but they are not weaned until about three months of age. In the wild, capybaras live between eight and ten years. They live longer in captivity.


  • Andrew Turk on April 9
    The best...most lovable and affectionate animal you could ask for. However if you can't have more than 2 and/or can't provide the proper habitat they require, please don't bother.
  • orlando on March 27
    i have slowly grown a fond appreciation for capybaras recently
  • Cadence on March 17
    These are so adorable and would love to adopt one little baby!
  • Winna on February 3
    Capybaras are a very large rat, and I LOVE rats! I'd love to one day have them but I'll stick w my rats for now.
  • Nick Proto on November 24
    Capybaras are great
  • Charlotte capybara cooksey ( aka baby giraffe ) on November 24
    i love capy capy's they're the cutest animals in the world!!! :) <3
  • cloud on October 2
    capybaras are the best im getting one one day
  • jason on September 14
    i love capybaras there so adorable