Quick Answer: Can You Own A Hyena As A Pet?

How much does it cost to buy a hyena?

Hyena Pricing and Licensing Information

LicensesEnterprise Edition Cost per License (USD)
5-9$ 250
10-24$ 220
25-49$ 196
50-99$ 172

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Can you have an aardwolf as a pet?

The Aardvark does not destroy the termite mound while feeding, because It often returns to the same mound for hunting. The Aardwolf will live up to 15 Years in Captivity and 10-12 years in the wild. The aardvark is basically a shy animal, but that doesn’t mean you should go pet one.

Is a hyena a cat or dog?

Hyenas are not members of the dog or cat families. Instead, they are so unique that they have a family all their own, Hyaenidae. There are four members of the Hyaenidae family: the striped hyena, the “giggly” spotted hyena, the brown hyena, and the aardwolf (it’s a hyena, not a wolf).

Can a hyena breed with a dog?

Dogs are Canis lupus familiaris while hyenas are Crocuta crocuta. They are different species and can not interbreed. Hyenas are more closely related to cats than canines despite their appearance. There are over 400 breeds of dogs so far.

Can you train a hyena?

The striped hyena is easily tamed and can be fully trained, particularly when young. Although the Ancient Egyptians did not consider striped hyenas sacred, they supposedly tamed them for use in hunting. Although they kill dogs in the wild, striped hyenas raised in captivity can form bonds with them.

What is the most dangerous pet to own?

The 8 Most Dangerous Animals To Keep As Pets

  • Reptiles.
  • Alligators and Crocodiles.
  • Lions.
  • Owls.
  • Bears.
  • Primates.
  • Wolf-Dog Mixes.
  • Tigers. The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries estimates that 5,000 captive tigers are residents of the United States—the large majority live with private owners rather than in accredited zoos.

Are sloths good pets?

Sloths aren’t good pets either. They require a specialized diet, a constantly warm and humid environment, and need to spend a lot of time suspended from high branches. Even so, sloths are a new “fad” pet, and continue to be obtained through illegal animal trafficking.

Can I have a penguin as a pet?

All species of penguin are protected so that you could only (legally) get a penguin from a zoo that had bred it. Penguins are social animals and live in large colonies. And no vacations for you – you would have to feed him and his friends every day, or have a penguin sitter; they’re not cheap, either.