139 Wild animal pet question
3 Jan 07
My answer is always No. Wild animals when young may seem tame but may become vey aggressive and unpredictable as they grow older. Wild animals carry alot of diseases that can be very harmaful to humans. Wild animals often require highly specialized care, without which they wil remain of poor health or may even die. N moreover I feel wild animals should be left loose in the wilderness. Every man wants to live a natural life and we need to give that same freedom to animals.
3 Jan 07
I don't agree with catching wild animals for pets at all. They are meant to be in nature not caged up. We have had baby kangaros and wild birds that have been injured and looked after them till they were well, but it is best to return them to the bush if you can. Having said that we kept a rainbow lorikeet with no tail feathers that fell out of a nest as a pet as it could never be released into the wild again because it couldn't fly. My daughter had a drawer beside her bed that it slept in and it had free wander of the house. Even sat on our shoulder outside in the yard.
• United States
5 Jun 07
I don't agree with catching wild animals unless they are injured... and if they are injured and they have a chance at rehabilitation and re-release - you shouldn't get too friendly with them - because then they will get used to people which could jeoperdize them once they have been released. I used to work for the animal rescue in my community and while the raccoons we rescued were so adorable - you couldn't befriend them. We had to keep them in a compound and not befriend them - so that when they healed they could go back out into the wild. I've also had friends who rescued baby squirrels and didn't release them - but kept them as pets. They don't live very long that way. Wild animals need to be free.