Do Bush Babies Bite?

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.

Are bush babies friendly?

7. Bush Babies. Welfare-wise, it’s hard to defend having primates as pets. 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.

Do bush babies stink?

Yes, if a bushbaby is acclimated to the outdoors as a baby they will explore just a few feet away from you at times. Do they have an odor, or offensive smell? They do have scent glands and they will mark their cage and toys. The smell is not very strong and can be controlled with cleaning.

What do Bush babies eat?

They feed on gum, insects, pods, flowers, and leaves. The larger Allen’s bush baby (G. alleni) and its relatives live in the rainforests of west-central Africa, where they feed on fallen fruits and the insects that they find in them; they may be generically distinct.

What does Bush baby look like?

Also known as galagos, bush babies are small primates that live in Africa and have thick fur, long tails, big ears and huge, round eyes. Just like people have different hair colors, bush babies can have different colored fur. It may be lighter brown to a grayish brown with yellowish sides, arms and legs.

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.