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Capybaras, also known as “water pigs,” are the world’s largest rodent. Although these animals are closely related to guinea pigs, with a shoulder height of approximately 2 ft, coarse brown fur, and partially webbed feet, they are unlike any guinea pig you have ever seen! This article describes the husbandry, housing, and environmental enrichment for capybaras.