Male Kinkajous for sale
Male Kinkajous for sale
Kinkajous come in various sizes and there are 7 subspecies. The bigger varieties of Kinkajous can reach up to 18 pounds in weight, and about 25 inches in body length. Kinkajous tails can be used when climbing because of their grasping capability, which can almost be up to 45 cm. they are primarily arboreal in nature, but anything goes in captivity. Kinkajous can twist their rear feet backwards, so that the clawed toes can be used when descending head-first. Their palms are bare-skinned and front paws are very sensitive. In water or small openings they often dip their front paws and lick the juice or food off their paws. They have poor vision, and can’t sense differences in color, so they mainly rely on their well developed senses of smell and touch. They have no noticeable odor to humans although they have scent glands. Kinkajous also have a broad range of signal calls, from barks and shrill quavering screams to soft chatters. They can live up to 30 years of age.
Kinkajous at Home
Armed with this basic information about kinkajous, we can see some considerations people should take into account before bringing one home as a pet:
- Nocturnal: These animals are active at night.
- Vocal: They tend to chatter.
- Territorial: They mark their territory.
- Environment: They are accustomed to warm climates with plenty of climbing space available.
- Nimble: Their “fingers” resemble those of raccoons, who are notorious for cleverly getting into places they shouldn’t.
So, if you’re thinking of bringing a kinkajou home, consider how you will house your new pet and whether you’ll be able to provide a large, comfortable space with plenty of climbing areas.
Think about how you will maintain a comfortable temperature and have a backup plan for power outages.
Consider your lifestyle. If you work days and need to sleep nights, these animals may not fit into your lifestyle. Apartment living and home sharing will likely not be a good fit for kinkajous unless everyone in the immediate area is willing to share their sleeping hours with a wakeful pet.
If you plan to allow your kinkajou to roam the house freely, you’ll need to spend a great deal of time “pet proofing” to prevent access to electrical wires and outlets, poisonous plants, cleaning supplies, garbage bins and more. The animal’s curiosity and clever fingers make for a dangerous mix in an unsupervised environment.
You’ll also need a plan in place to deal with their territorial marking, which will be difficult to stop — and these animals are difficult, if not impossible, to litter train.
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