Wild animals are wild!

Have you ever caught an animal from the wild? Save it from utter destruction only to learn that it is a baby? A lot of folks, especially animal lovers, get drawn in by the inherent cuteness of a creature and decide that it would be a fantastic idea to take it home, care for it, and turn it into a pet. No. It is often forgotten that these creatures are born wild. Wild animals have certain predispositions for certain behaviors, special needs that may not be available through traditional means, and an inherent fear of human beings. Over time, these attributes can become very dangerous.

Bringing wild animals into the house is contrary to the law in many diverse states. Various different species are protected by both state and federal law. Statutes are passed primarily to protect the animals from inadequate care and unnecessary death. There are several things that cause these deaths, and they’re also quite persuasive reasons why wild animals do not make good pets. Here are just a few:


Believe it or not, many wild animals held in captivity die, due to the fact that their caregivers do not know how to provide proper car. Lots of the wild animals held in captivity have particular needs which aren’t exactly the same as domesticated animals. Eventually, these animals develop a deficiency in their diet, causing them to become ill.

2. Lack of Proper Socialization

Wild animals require an ability to connect with their own kind. Through this process the animal can develop the skill sets necessary to survive on their own out in the wild. If the animal has not learned these skills, it must either stay in captivity or perish. This is particularly unfortunate for animal which are much larger than usual or more competitive that what humans are used to.


Wild animals are usually fearful of human beings, especially if they have never encountered them before. This fear generally keeps them protected from hostile individuals, and other unintentional harms.

No matter how cute the animal may be, keeping a wild animal is not a good idea, not only for your health, but also for the health of the animal. The best thing to do if you encounter a wild animal is the report the sighting to the appropriate authorities, who have the experience and knowledge to deal with the situation appropriately.

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