to Sybil's Den. This site is meant for
information purposes on raising
pet exotics animals based on my experience.
There are care sheets for black bears,
foxes, raccoons, emus, farm animals and
domestic animals. Also please
find a very informative message board with a
lot of great members.
For some of the species of animals I have or
had information on, You will find their
Pictures & Information of Sybil
and Benny in Hibernation
What do domestic Black bears do in
Some people think
when a black bear hibernates, they sleep for months.. But, they really
don't sleep all the time.. At least Sybil and Benny don't.
However, they will sleep a lot more in the cold months than in the warmer
Sybil and Benny will get up and play awhile. but, they don't seem
to want to go outside.
However, Sybil prefers staying in her den more than Benny does. I think
this has something to do with their age. Sybil is one year older than
When Sybil was a year old, she was not interested in
hibernating much.... I think part of the reason was due to the milder
winter months and she was alone. Now that she has Benny, she seems much
happier and content..
My thoughts on a Bear's Natural Den
and Natural environment
In the wild, a bear or any other animal, will make
the best of what they can..
I believe if most black bears had a choice, they would prefer being
somewhere high up..
Sybil and Benny have that choice.. They could have made their nest below
their loft, but, they preferred the loft.. (which is high up)
Obviously, in the wild there is no choice. Where can a black bear in the
wild go up high and make a den?
Some people believe that when a black bear or any other type of
animal is being raised in captivity, that this is cruel to the animal..
And, that they belong in their natural habitat...I believe, this natural
habitat is considered NATURAL, only because, these animals have no choice
They do the best they can for what they have....
If a person was living in the wild, what would they do?
They would most likely, hunt food, try and find somewhere warm and keep
moving to find more food and to avoid predators. I think this is why Black
bears and other wild animals keep moving to different areas or as I have
heard, "black bears will roam anywhere from 1 mile to 100 mile
This sounds like they are looking for food and escaping predators..
I also hear people say, "Black Bears should not be confined to one
area" but, in the wild, they have to keep moving to find food and to
I am not saying I am right nor am I saying I am wrong..
This is only my opinion based on Sybil and Benny's actions.