The bottom line is WILD ANIMALS DO NOT MAKE GOOD PETS! These animals are wild and will never be tame or domesticated. Tame is often times associated with domesticated. A better way to describe wild animals in captivity is imprinted. Imprinted is when an animal becomes familiar with people and are no longer afraid of people, but the animal remains wild. Wild animals in captivity still have tremendous strength, innate (or instinctive) behaviors, and should never be trusted. Domestication takes THOUSANDS of years to accomplish and some animals just will never be domesticated.

We strongly discourage people from keeping wild animals as pets. Although the following links provide facts about why wild felines and primates should not be kept as pets, we feel that the information applies to other wild/exotic (including "hybrids and cross breeds") animals as well.

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