Everyday-Miracles (author) on May 20, 2011: @anonymous: Thank you Susie! As for everyone saying it’s “wrong” to keep these animals as pets it’s pretty contradicting seeing as you’d still keep a snake or any other feral animal i could even use the argument of domestic animals dogs and cats for example they were not always domesticated it took generations of owning wild animals to domesticate them but no one ever thinks that far in the past or that far to the future. Try to protect your neck as cougars often attack that area. Whatever else you say about her, Tasha was ridiculously cute. Big cats already don’t belong locked up in house, they don’t need to be mutilated in said prison. What's more, cougars can suddenly turn on their owners and cause death or serious injuries. They belong in the wild, not your backyard. He’s got my hand in his claws and teeth in an instant. Would have been funnier if you had said "Get something that doesn't have feet. Territories are being eaten alive by various factors, and conservation requires that we allow room for private efforts to maintain these species. I would risk my life over and over just to be with them. They live with Messi in a two-storey house on a large plot of land in Penza, Russia. Focus in now, not 15 years, I would always discourage wild animals as pets. The dog wasn't born like it is now and we didn't just wake up one day and we have dogs that helped us. The mother looks out the window and sees a cat sitting there. It affects a cat's balance, their overall health, and their well-being. If you get one and declaw it you'll join the lowest of the low. It should be noted that there is a difference between domesticating and taming an animal. I’ve been doing research and learning lore about having an exotic cat. As I got older and discovered that they could be legally kept as pets, I became increasingly attracted to the proposition. Watched a few videos about wild African cats. He now calls his Lions over to him and feels their mood if they are having a good day. I had a cougar for fifteen years it was raised with my four children i have had all kinds of exotic pets snakes aligators bobcats skunks my cougar was by far the best pet i ever had it would sleep with my kids every night they would fight over who's turn it was to sleep with him he had his claws and free range of the house the kids would take him out in the yard and play with him i trusted him with are lives and he never maid me regret it he was raised with three bulldogs i think he thought he was a bull dog we loved and miss him. They can be loving and some in the next moment revert to their wild instincts. What you feed such A creature? One thing is for sure: if you take an animal like this on, it’s a huge commitment, and you really can’t go anywhere and leave it alone. Wow,I wonder if they have many visitors; I’d be a nervous guest. Do not stand still or play dead. You're a moron. Declawing is not the removal of the nail, the way that human fingernails might be clipped. Cougars pose only a small risk to pets, but those risks can be minimized with some common sense and preventative measures: Keep cats indoors and always supervise small pets when outside, especially from dusk to dawn. I still don't like it, but we both know what happens if some moron fails to obey your warnings and comes in like they are the cat whisperer...ultimately it won't end well for the cat because their life would be put in jeopardy for defending themselves against said moron. Such a strange meow and long tail. That led me to this webpage. This is an ongoing process for me, and I will eventually have to make a decision. I know some states out west are exotic friendly too (Wyoming I believe, and Nevada to name a few), though I'm not as familiar with their laws as I am with Florida. Maybe people who actually give a shit can support these animals if changes are made. Have you decided on getting one or not getting one yet? I”d be a little worried around such a powerful cat as they can turn on a dime, attitude wise. It's even a common occurrence with domesticated pets. Walkies twice a day is certainly not excessive. People are making a mistake declawing any big cat as it results in lifelong pain, more aggression and more use of the jaws.It gives the owner a more irritable cat. The procedure involves the surgical removal of the first digit of the individual toe on the cat's paw. I'm always looking for more information, and the resources that I've included on this page are my favorites. Moving on, I feel that it is okay to own a wild animals for several reasons. Cats tend to make everything onesided. I’ve had cats – some are like that and give their owner a welcoming party when they arrive home. It's doable, but I feel that it requires too much commitment for the average person, so the majority of those who purchase one would not treat it responsibly. 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