Quick Answer: Can I Have A Jaguar As A Pet?

If you have enough money you probably can have a Jaguar as a pet, but it would still be a very bad idea.

Jaguars are wild animals, and they have very special needs as far as being kept in captivity.

They require a lot of food and space to keep them healthy.

Not only that, they are large cats, which are very powerful.

How much does it cost to buy a Jaguar animal?

If you think these figures are high, just try and cut corners and see how huge your medical and subsequent bills will be. Exotic cats range in price from a $900.00 Bobcat to a $7500.00 tiger cub. Most of the mid size cats, like Servals and Caracals cost $1700.00 to $2800.00 and Ocelots can run as high as $15,000.00.

Alabama, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Nevada have NO laws, allowing citizens to own whatever they want and however, they want. Other states require simple permitting of the exotic animal, while 21 states completely ban dangerous exotic animal ownership (big cats, bears, wolves, primates, and some reptiles).

In the U.S. and some other countries, keeping native bats as pets is illegal, but it is legal in many states to import non-native species, particularly fruit bats like straw-colored fruit bats, Egyptian fruit bats, and leaf-nosed bats. But the thing is- and this should be obvious- bats aren’t flying dogs.

How dangerous is a Jaguar?

JAGUARS HAVE DISPROPORTIONATELY STRONG BITES.

The data showed that, in terms of sheer power, jaguars can’t compete with tigers, who exert 25 percent more force when chomping down. But proportionately speaking, the smaller felines wield the most powerful bite of any big cat.