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Why You Should Never Keep a Wild Animal as a Pet

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While many kids dream of having a pet tiger, bat, owl, or even wolf, it is actually incredibly difficult, and often even dangerous to keep wild animals as pets.

While many kids dream of having a pet tiger, bat, owl, or even wolf, it is actually incredibly difficult, and often even dangerous to keep wild animals as pets. For your health and safety, the Humane Society of the United States strongly opposes keeping wild animals as pets. This applies to both native and non-native species, regardless of whether they have been caught in the wild or bred in captivity. It is also for the quality of life of the animal itself as most people who obtain a wild animal do not actually have the means to provide the care the animal requires.


Caring For A Wild Animal Can Be Difficult And Usually Impossible

 

While those exotic animal sellers, who are often doing it illegally, may want to make a sale so badly that they tell all sorts of lies about how easy it is to care for a monkey or other wild animal, this is not true. Many animals need special expertise, facilities, equipment, and lifelong dedication. They can often only thrive in specialized or certain environments, meaning that keeping a wild animal in your house or apartment may even be cruel to the creature itself. This can make them act aggressively, which can pose a serious danger to you and anyone else in your home. It is also important to take into account that it is not uncommon for a wild animal to host bacteria and parasites that can harm you.

 

Baby Animals Don’t Stay Babies Forever

 

We all know at least one person who has bought a puppy, only to realize as it grows into a massive dog that they cannot handle it. While this is cruel to do to a young dog, at least there are no kill shelters, the SPCA, and it is often easy to find someone who will take care of your dog for you. This infrastructure does not exist when you purchase a feral animal that grows into something dangerous, as its nature dictates. There are simply not enough sanctuaries and facilities dedicated to caring for unwanted wild animals. Many end up being put back into the exotic pet trade, or being released into the wild by bewildered former owners. This not only disrupts the local ecosystem, but can pose a serious threat to humans.

 

Shumaker’s Animal Control can help with your wild animal removal!

Shumaker’s Animal Control has over 25 years of experience in the animal and pest control field. Whatever your problem, we can help remedy the situation and restore your home (or yard) back to normal. Give us a call at (443) 854-8072 or contact us online today to see how we can help you! For more information on household and neighborhood pests and how to protect your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

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