Care aside, buying a bushbaby supports the exotic pet trade.
Realistically speaking though, they just don’t seem like good pets in these regards.
There are many other already domesticated and wonderful species looking for homes, many of which have the pros that bushbabys supposedly do.
Can you have a bush baby for a pet?
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 you own a galago?
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.
Can Sables be pets?
No, Sables do not make good pets. Though they look cute, they have sharp little teeth and are quite capable of delivering a painful bite. In many places it is also illegal to own one as a pet.
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.