Question: Can I Own A Bush Baby?

Bush Babies

Either that, or they should have a human owner who can spend significant amounts of time with them.

Bushbabies should not to be confused with slow lorises, which are not readily available in the United States and for the most part, cannot be kept as a pet ethically.

Can I have a bushbaby as a pet?

Bushbabies are currently on the endangered species list. This means that it’s vital only to buy bottle-fed pets who haven’t been taken from the wild to help keep them safe. There are so many exotic pets on the market, with bushbabies being one of the most popular in recent times.

Can you own a galago?

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But several states have prohibited their residents from owning these animals as pets. This could be because of the large, aviary-like space they require. Or regulators might have considered all of the noise these little animals make.

Where can you get a bush baby?

Bush babies are found in forests throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Some species, like the South African galago, hang out in acacia trees on the savanna. Other species, like the brown greater galago, prefer more tropical and subtropical forests, while the Somali galago can be found in dry, thorny habitats.

Are bush babies dangerous?

No, this isn’t the start of a horror movie, it’s the start of a bush baby—also known as galago—sighting! And if you’ve never seen one, a single glance will probably convince you the only danger from these tiny animals is viral… videos.

Do bush babies bite?

Tarsiers. Despite their cute faces, tarsiers are fierce predators. Using their huge eyes to find prey at night, these pocket-sized primates silently drop onto large insects, roosting birds, and even venomous snakes. They kill their prey with a bite from their sharp teeth.

How long do bush babies live?

Their life span is approximately 10 years in captivity, but is probably no longer than 3 to 4 years in the wild.

Do bush babies have two tongues?

They are protruding from the jaw. Another unique feature typical for galago is presence of a double tongue. This is the reason why galago is also known as bush-baby. Galago lives in small family groups composed of male, female and their offspring.

Are bush babies monkeys?

Galagos /ɡəˈleɪɡoʊz/, also known as bush babies, or nagapies (meaning “little night monkeys” in Afrikaans), are small nocturnal primates native to continental, sub-Sahara Africa, and make up the family Galagidae (also sometimes called Galagonidae).

Are bush babies smart?

This intelligent little pet needs daily attention and playtime to remain happy and healthy. This means playtime out of the cage too. They are clean animals, but males will urinate in their hands and then mark their territory. Bush Babies require a large, very secure cage, such as a size for a large parrot.