Wild animals are not pets
There have been tragic news of how a killer whale killed its trainer, how a child was attacked by a Cougar, hours after causing the death of the child, and how a bull - bred as pets- its owner and killed. Which brings us to the question: Why these animals attack??
We must understand that wild animals are just that: wild. It is not that they are bad species but that its nature is another. Even though we try to humanize them they have other "chip" is not the live as pets.
The human being, long has sought to have fun using and challenging various wild animals. Just remember how is that at the time of the Romans they enjoyed among the so-called 'Gladiators' fights with fierce creatures, as it happened for example with the Lions. These animals were chained for hours, without food, to be released in a circus and fight human trafficking. Breathing blood and yet all this cruel show was celebrated by the people.
This obviously already not performed, but instead we now have many circuses where we see various animals doing tricks to entertain the public. Elephant kneeling, Lions are turning, seal clapping and a myriad of examples. In many developed countries prohibited the use of animals for this type of shows.
And it is that it is not fair that we forcemos an animal to do what the nature not forced him to carry out.
What happened with the orca has been a reaction of this in a situation of stress by the very fact of living in a small space that is not his natural.
Small approached the cell of a Zoo Cougar dangerously exposed to a bite that finally ended with his life. And how many accidents of this type exist because of people who approach both to an animal that are exposed to a reaction like this.
The Bull is not a pet, then even if its owner has been treated with love and care, for the animal it was not his "master".
An animal that lives in a space that is not its natural habitat means living under stress. Then take home a wild animal is not joke. At some point it will be the invoice, It may be through a bite, a scratch, a kick or another reaction that can be deadly.
Also keep a wild animal as a pet can be dangerous for people's health. For example, parrots, parrots and macaws are carriers of an organization called Clamydias, that can produce psittacosis, disease characterized by severe respiratory disorders. Freshwater turtles used as pets, they are home to certain bacteria, as Salmonella sp, they produce serious gastrointestinal problems.
Always captive-bred reptiles is better option than those captured in their environment, While it is true that many species may not be reproduced outside of their environment.
Captive-bred reptiles are generally healthier than those captured. The stress of capture, transport and adaptation to conditions in captivity are extremely stressful and let reptiles susceptible to the disease. The trapped reptile also tend to carry parasitic loads.
Captive-bred reptiles tend to be less fearful and more user-friendly than the captured.
Snakes in captivity accept prey more easily than the captured snakes killed (especially true for a certain type of Python).
The purchase of a captive-bred reptile helps to maintain wild populations. For each wild reptile to a pet shop, many more die from stress, injuries or diseases related to the acquisition, the transport, overcrowding, etc.
Unfortunately it is almost always less expensive to buy a reptile captured in their environment, But if we take into account the parasitic load, the risk of premature death, diseases, etc…, sure that in the long term, This purchase we will be more expensive.
- The problem with pet monkeys
There's something irresistible about a monkey baby, they resemble a human baby sense. However, sweet babies become difficult adults and monkeys adults generally are not good pets. Their intelligence makes them special, but in the end it makes them very difficult to live with them.
Take a monkey as a pet is a long-term commitment. A well cared monkey can live in 20 to 50 years and never do without your attention.
The monkeys do not them sit well contact with other new people in your environment (including the spouses and children), and it will make a holiday break very difficult by the fact of finding a new home for the time, particularly by the Special Union which will always be with its first owner.
The monkeys are expensive to House and feed, and some require specialized diets that can take a long time of preparation. A commitment of time is only necessary for cleaning and food, but most importantly, have a great social interaction with him. A monkey pet, deprived of your time and attention will develop serious conduct problems and psychological problems.
The monkeys are messy, they cannot go to the bathroom (When they are young people can be changed from diaper and know toilet, but this is often lost at maturity) and sometimes participating in activities of bad taste with their feces and urine.
In addition to the dirt, the monkey pet can be very mischievous and destructive, If you get bored.
Many countries prohibit keeping primates as pets.
- Big cats
Prospective buyers must remember that even the smallest of the non-domestic cats, as Wildcats, Serval, or Lynx, does not resemble at all domestic cats. Different species have different temperaments, but all these cats may exhibit undesired behavior, Since the marking with urine to aggression. Most of these cats need large cages in the open air in order to thrive. Is a big commitment and responsibility to take proper care of the smaller wild cats, as the Lynx.
The big cats like lions, Tigers, leopards and pumas are even more problematic. Even if they are not openly aggressive, his natural tendencies should be remembered. They are predators and even during the game, its enormous size and strength makes them a threat.
Also consider that nature has taught the wild cats in such a way that once they are adults and they feel no love for his mother, and if they are with her in the wild they will kill for the territory. Even if raised them with all the love and care, adult once no longer feel love nor respect towards you. Thousands of years of instincts tell them that they are the competition and that its survival depends on their own.
All this must be added the large cost of purchase, permissions and maintenance that entails the acquisition of this kind of pets. The buying and selling of these animals is strictly forbidden in many countries.
- Kinkajou – Mico león
The Kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as olingo, Mico león, cacomistle, huasa, Rainforest, martilla, Mono michi, cusumbo (in Ecuador) or night monkey (in Bolivia) It is a species of carnivorous mammal of the family the widely distributed by the jungles of Central America and much of South America.
As all the animals that we call exotic, these creatures would not have to go out of their Habitat to become a pet. In addition, being nocturnal, can cause serious problems to the owner.
If you want to have one of them make sure their sale is legal by an authorized trade and regulatory roles. For the acquisition of these animals need to be CITES III and its corresponding vaccine, Zoological core do not require do not belong to the family of apes or prosimians, However does need a large area and specific care.
They can sometimes be very noisy, especially in defense of food. They have a variety of vocalizations including a soft gasp Squeak or hiss, a “barking” (as a dog howling), and a sharp cry that can be very high (When hungry).
They are active and curious, and they like to put in any nook. Its smell is not especially unpleasant though it fills its space of shells and waste.
You need a large cage for your accommodation.
- Skunks as pets
The good news: They are loving, they are affectionate, they are playful, are super thankful, funny, Some walking PomPoms.
Bad thing: Are not very common so no one knows of them, they are censured, they are avariciosas with food, they are destrozonas, they are heavily dependent. They have their schedules, they are completely nocturnal, will they arañaran doors, Marcos, walls and if angry better not touch them much morality, They must have their meal morning and night and I think not fruit, vegetable, cereals, meat, rice, pasta, they are omivoras, but they also are mustelids.
In zeal smell fatal and riding is super dangerous male is very aggressive.
But when they go miss them you so much, make love a lot, they are corporate dogs, and its owner have a wonderful complicity.
They usually have to extirpár be them surgically removed at an early age his musk or odoriferous glands.
They are active and curious, and they get into everything. They are also prone to stealing items to make their soft beds.
The House will have to be completely leak proof. With regard to health care, they should be sterilized or castration at an early age and was advised to find a veterinarian who is willing to deal with comfort in our Skunk.
- Raccoons as pets
We are sure that you've seen the news you've heard this news which is now in fashion have a raccoon as a pet, namely, a wild animal that is tame.
Raccoons do not, and I reiterate, It is not a pet and we should not turn it into something that is not. It is a beautiful creature of small but more may be wild, Although it has raised with human, and it may bite. And not to exempt that raccoons, as ferrets, they smell much (and the glands that are removed is not going to solve the problem of the smell).
Raccoon dogs bred in captivity, in most cases, they tend to be abandoned when they reach adulthood because they are very active animals, you break everything that is in your hand (included cables, books, etc.) and they bite often (either take him, by stroking him, etc.). It is not a pet that you left at home alone because you have to be watching to see what makes.
They need much care and attention, as well as the supervision. If well cared, It is reasonable to expect that they will live in 10 to 15 years, which is why the compromise is not to take lightly. It must take into account who can take care of the raccoon dog if it has to go, or if something happens that it prevented maintain his raccoon. A raccoon is not positioned as a dog can be placed. They may not return to live wild once used as a mascot!!
- Fennec foxes
The Fennec foxes are native to the desert areas of North Africa.
They tend to be small in size. They have a weight which varies between 0,7 and 1,6 kg. Its body length varies between 20 and 40 inches and most of them are about 20 centimeters in height. It has been observed that the tail of this animal has a length equal to three quarters of the length of the body.
They can survive with little water and the moisturizing source the get food. This does not mean that these animals do not drink water. Their kidneys are adapted to this restricted water consumption.
They are social animals and need attention. With proper training and socialization are manageable, but it is important to remember that they are, basically, wild and tame them, they are not pets such as dogs. They are very active, energetic and curious, and they are great artists of the exhaust. Any outdoor poultry must be very secure, they are agile climbers and excellent excavators. You must be careful to walk them, do it with a belt which are very fast and difficult to catch.
Unlike other foxes, Fennec foxes are very low odor. Its large ears are used to dissipate the heat from the body and allow Fox to cool in its natural environment.
They are the only species of Fox, It breeds such as pet and you may need a license to keep it as a pet.
They can tolerate strangers and other domestic animals.
- Wolf dogs as pets
A Wolf dog (also called a hybrid lobo-perro or dog Wolf) It is a dog hybrid resulting from the Union of a Wolf and a dog.
The Wolf dog ranks sixth in the number of people killed by dogs in the United States attacks.UU. , with 14 deaths among 1979 and 1998. Proponents of Wolf dogs as pets say that animals are naturally timid and fearful with humans, but that with the right training and responsible owners can become very good companions.
As with any exotic pet, the legality of Wolf dogs must be verified before considering adoption.
A serious problem at the moment there are no rabies vaccine approved for use in wolves and therefore Wolf dogs, due to their genetic similarity. This means that officially, until a dog vaccinated Wolf is considered to be a risk of rabies in the case of an incident with bite.
It is not uncommon that these hybrids can become savages and return to its natural habitat. This can lead to major problems in the society in which we operate.