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Urist likes capybaras for their enormous rodentness.


Capybara - Capybara man - Giant capybara


· Amphibious

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 100
Grazer: 4x4

· Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 4,500 cm3
Mid: 22,500 cm3
Max: 45,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-12
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x2)

Food items

Meat 11
Fat 11
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 11
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent. It lives in large herds and barks when alarmed.

The Capybara and its derivatives are among the very few animals in the game which you can hear at a distance in Adventure mode. The only other species known to issue sounds is the kakapo. Capybara sounds will be described as whistling or barking. The possible announcements are as follows:

  • "You hear whistling."
  • "You hear deep whistling."
  • "You hear barking."

If tamed in Fortress Mode, capybaras require a pasture. They are amphibious, being able to swim even from birth. They make moderate-value pets, and produce respectable butchering returns, though other non-grazing species require less space and management.

Some dwarves admire capybaras for their enormous rodentness, their graceful swimming, or their resonant barking.

In real life, the capybara can be found in South America and is the largest extant rodent in the world; they are close relatives of guinea pigs.

According to Wikipedia, a normal capybara litter is 4 pups. In Dwarf Fortress, however, they only give birth to 1-3 at a time.

Admired for its enormous rodentness