About: Melanie

When I met baby Caplin Rous in July 2007 it changed my life. Losing him to liver disease in January of 2011 changed it again. I want to do what I can to help capybaras live long, happy lives in captivity.

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Blog Paws Donation!

Last week (May 8 – 10, 2014) was the annual BlogPaws convention. BlogPaws is a community of people who blog about and for pets. This was the fourth year of my attendance, basically for my blog Capybara Madness. It’s always been a really fun time, pet people are the best...
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New Project: Why Weight?

One of the big challenges of keeping an exotic pet like a capybara is knowing when they are sick. In the wild, even minor illnesses or injuries frequently mean death. Sick capybaras may be pushed from the band to prevent the spread of disease or as an attempt to reduce...
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NBC Today Show

David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation shows TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb some of his favorite animals, including a capybara....
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Welcome to the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine web page! I hope you will enjoy your visit. Don’t forget to leave comments to let us know what you liked or didn’t like and what you’d like to see more of. While this web page is specifically for the Foundation,...
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