If you want to get a pet capybara and can provide a safe home for it, you may wonder how much does a capybara cost. To answer that question we need to look at the cost of buying a capybara and the ongoing cost of caring for it.

pet capybara
pet capybara

The cost of buying a capybara ranges from $1,000 to $2,500 depending on where you buy it from and the age of the capy. Younger or baby capybaras tend to have a higher price tag than older ones. But this is not all, it is very unwise and borderline abusive to have only one capybara as they need companions, otherwise, it would get stressed out and start chewing on all things. 

If you are going to buy a pair of capybaras, make sure to not get two male capys as they are more prone to conflicts when reaching adulthood.

Monthly costs vary but expect to spend around $100 for hay during winter months if you do not live in a very warm climate with fresh grass available year-round.

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