Question: Can Pet Tigers Turn On You?

No.

Tigers & lions quickly become liabilities, especially when considered to be “pets.” They don’t belong in captivity at all.

Really, nobody should be “owned” by another person, but this is clearest in the case of exotic animals.

Is it possible to pet a tiger?

Tigers are not domesticated cats, nor should they be kept as pets, but many people still care for them as such. It’s problematic to consider keeping a tiger or any big cat as a pet, yet thousands are currently kept as pets—more than are left in the wild.

Will a pet lion turn on you?

No, you will not. Lions are not domesticated animals, even if you raise them in a domestic environment, they are still wild and will act on their wild instincts. Even raising a lion from birth you will NEVER be 100% safe around it, no matter how long you’ve had it or how much you’ve interacted with it.

Do tigers like being petted?

First is, why can’t they have a friend live with them and the second is, don’t they want to be petted. Big cats are solitary by nature, so the vast majority of our cats prefer to live alone, and do. These tigers are siblings who are neutered and spayed and have lived together for 20 years.

Can a Tiger Cub kill a human?

If a human comes too close and surprises a sleeping or a feeding tiger, (particularly if it is a tigress with cubs), the tiger may attack and kill a human.