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So, can a coatimundi be a good pet?

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So, can a coatimundi be a good pet?

Postby veralidaine » Tue May 19, 2009 1:37 am

Hey guys,

I remember reading a thread here that talked about a coatimundi being really destructive and Mary said something about them not being very good pets. So, would you guys agree that a coatimundi does not make for a good pet?
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Postby suki'smom » Tue May 19, 2009 9:12 am

From what I have heard from people who own them, I would say no, generally they do not make good pets.
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Postby pat » Tue May 19, 2009 9:53 am

no, they do not make good pets.
they can, but, it is pretty hard.
coatis are not only descrutive, they are aggressive and bite.
I never had one, but, talked with many people that have or had one.

what I don't know (never thougth to ask) if getting them fixed helps with their agression. I know with raccoons, it is a must, to have a good pet.
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Postby mobayrasta » Tue May 19, 2009 1:56 pm

They show the same breeding season behavior as raccoons. If neutred it will chill them out. The real problem is their toddler stage. They will bite! The reason most juvenile canines are pulled from pet Coatis is for this reason. It can be corrected over time but it almost always happens. They hit about 6 months of age and will bite, and bite hard. They usually outgrow this behavior if worked with by the time they get their adult canines. Coati caniines are like razor blades, and do cause bad infections.

I think the best setup for a coati, is a large enclosure with lots and lots of toys and things to climb. Lots and lots of time and attention spent out side their enclosures but coati's are seldon huggable and cudly.

They do make great semi tame display animals if the right conditions are met.


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