Something to chew on.....Capybara farming

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  1. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have been watching the video on swagbucks for Capybaras and thought woot they look like a hairy pig....I'd eat that!

    here's an article
    http://capybara.info/article.html

    and a video
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH9Ju0k9-yY&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    R.o.u.s.
     
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    They are an aquatic animal. Would they be able to adapt to a farm type diet?

    I'm thinking I'd have better luck with Beavers here......
     
  4. mpillow

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    what i've read says they'll adapt well to most any conditions and not necessarily needy of a water body...they don't root like pigs but eat the same as pigs
     
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    They are huge guinea pigs basically. I think they do need water- that's where they poo. I used to follow a Facebook page of a pet Capybara- Caplin Rous. They go about 100 lbs, and are thought of as food in SA.

    -scrt crk
     
  7. mpillow

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    I think a small pond or 100 gallon water tank would suffice...100 pounds is a good do-it-yourself butcher.....size wise...eat grass or grain....hmmmm
     
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    I've always thought of them as big groundhogs...Can't imagine eating one.
     
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    I'm with Martian Chick on this one, I'd just go vegetarian.
     
  10. tnyardfarmer

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    Hopefullly they won't become a nuisance species like nutria. They have made their way from Louisianna to Tennessee.
     
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    We had nutria here when I moved to this farm, but my cat went into the nests and cleaned out the young until the adults either died off or moved away. There doesn't seem to be any close by right now.
     
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    Ayep.
     
  13. bee

    bee WV , hilltop dweller Supporter

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    Some help please...what does R.o.u.s. mean?
     
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    Rodents of Unusual Size, from the 1987 movie, The Princess Bride. They are known to attack in the Fire Swamp.
    (Urban dictionary)
     
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    I'd try butchering, cooking, & eating them first; before going into raising them. I'm a Cajun, so I'd eat them. We made sausage from Nutria meat before & it was good.
     
  17. doodlemom

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    At least the Peruvians that breed meat guinea pigs have something that could be marketed as a pet if it wasn't accepted as a protein source.
     
  18. Darren

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    If you could process them into chunks and get them into the Chinese food distribution system, you could do very well as long as you kept the price low and made your money on volume.

    Who knows, maybe in the future some fast food places overseas would have McRodent on the menu.
     
  19. doodlemom

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    Chucky Cheese has already been done. If I want to see a rat while I'm eating I'll go to Hartford.
     
  20. oregon woodsmok

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    There are big guinea pigs. I'll eat rabbits. Can't be too much different.