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thejunglenook:


Come at me bro. [vid] (facebook) 

So I’ve seen this going around on my dash and facebook for a while now. Yes the video (linked above) is certainly adorable. And the organization Hidden Clover uses their children’s books and education animals to promote wildlife conservation… But this behavior the anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla perhaps) is exhibiting is really not cute at all. Anteaters generally try to run away, but if they truly feel threatened they will rear up on their hind legs, use their tail for balance, and swipe at the threat with their razor sharp claws. I’m not saying that this is a bad behavior to exhibit - it’s not, this is a natural reaction - but just that this is a lot more dangerous than the ‘come at me bro’ 
These animals were all bred in the United States and I’m sure they come from legal breeders, but every time I see a new viral exotic pet video my stomach twists in knots. Sure, there are exotic pet owners who do the research, and have the appropriate vets, and provide great care for their pets… but there are also far too many who just want a cute animal they can put in a sweater, and have no clue what to do when the little baby grows up and hits sexual maturity or plays too rough and gets you with his claws. (x, x)

thejunglenook:

Come at me bro. [vid] (facebook

So I’ve seen this going around on my dash and facebook for a while now. Yes the video (linked above) is certainly adorable. And the organization Hidden Clover uses their children’s books and education animals to promote wildlife conservation… 

But this behavior the anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla perhaps) is exhibiting is really not cute at all. Anteaters generally try to run away, but if they truly feel threatened they will rear up on their hind legs, use their tail for balance, and swipe at the threat with their razor sharp claws. 
I’m not saying that this is a bad behavior to exhibit - it’s not, this is a natural reaction - but just that this is a lot more dangerous than the ‘come at me bro’ 

These animals were all bred in the United States and I’m sure they come from legal breeders, but every time I see a new viral exotic pet video my stomach twists in knots. Sure, there are exotic pet owners who do the research, and have the appropriate vets, and provide great care for their pets… but there are also far too many who just want a cute animal they can put in a sweater, and have no clue what to do when the little baby grows up and hits sexual maturity or plays too rough and gets you with his claws. (x, x)

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bastardslacks:

I’ve been obsessing about getting a pet skunk lately. Very unlikely to happen since I’d have to spend more to feed it than I spend to feed myself. But I’m impulsive. Somebody stop me.

bastardslacks:

I’ve been obsessing about getting a pet skunk lately. Very unlikely to happen since I’d have to spend more to feed it than I spend to feed myself. But I’m impulsive. Somebody stop me.