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Black Bear Cub

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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby Cowboydan » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:29 am

Yes I have him a house in the pen. Along with a swimming pool, many balls and toys. I also put a bowl of food in there. All he does is pace. He wont eat anything or play with anything. I have plenty for him to do. But all he is interested in is getting out. I hope he gets better.
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby Cowboydan » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:39 am

My little guy!
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby pat » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:07 am

ahh, he is sooo cute.
he looks happy in the pictures.

I think in time, your cub will get used to the pen.
just takes awhile.

when he gets older, he might end breaking the swimming pool.
at least mine did anyway. I bought them one that was heavy duty, after awhile, my bears end up breaking the edges.

if there is a way later, that you can dig a hole and put the pool inground, I think there might be less chance of him breaking him.
mine broke it climbing in and out of it.

keep me updated..
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby Lasergrl » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:29 pm

What about those large rubbermaid stock watering tanks for a pool?
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby pat » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:57 pm

lasergrl,

the pool I got for my bears was pretty heavy-duty.
"lifetime warranty" it cost about 200.00
hubby was going to bring the pool back and complain :lol:

the problem, was when my bears would get in or out, they seem
like they always hit the edge of it. which over a few years, it pretty much colapsed. icon_confused.gif

bears are extremely strong animals. mine already ripped some of the barn walls. that will all have to be reconstructed with really heavy wood, then chainlink..

they also tore off a couple pieces of chainlink panels, like is was paper :roll:
the chainlink panels are folded and destroyed now...

that is why I suggested digging a hole for a pole. but, the problem is cleaning and changing the water. a pump might help. if the pump can be hidden so the his bear can't get to it. but, if possible, some type of plug where the water can be emptied, so the pole can be cleaned and refilled.

hubby finally dug a hole, put a big container in it, then sealed it off with cement. it has flowing water like a pond would have.
we have a backhoe, so, it made the job a lot easier.

hubby started a big pond a few years ago, but, it is not holding water icon-sad to have that sealed with cement would be alot of money.
so, not sure what he plans on doing now.
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby Lasergrl » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:11 pm

300 gallons isnt that big, but, they shouldnt be able to destroy these. They are designed for bulls and such. "shouldnt" anyways.

http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/produc ... GoogleBase

If you get the pond to hold water you can get a cheap bilge pump to get the muck water out. If the pond is big enough you shouldnt have to clean it at all if other types of life start growing like algae and stuff.
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby pat » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:38 pm

lasergrl,

the rubbermaid would be good until the bear gets full grown.
if this was put above ground, it should have some type of heavy wood frame around it. bears can get pretty destructive, and are extremely strong.

bears would climb, more than a bull would.
I seen my two in action :roll:

maybe with one bear, it might work. but, the constant in and out
and pushing on the edge, would eventually crush it.

the pool we had, was actually more durable than the rubbermaid.

they are strong little buggers, or should I say, "big bugger" icon_biggin.gif
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Re: Black Bear Cub

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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby BB » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:58 pm

:lol: It's funny to see the big cats play with the balls in the water. They are really loving it.
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby pat » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:28 pm

good idea about the ball. never thought of putting one in sybil and benny's little water pond.

the pond is spring fed, so this makes the maintenance much easier.


the little pond that hubby built, is about 4ft deep, they are still "testing the waters" :mrgreen: they seem afraid to go in, because they don't know the depth. there is rock steps for them to go down, but, still afraid.

anyway, here are some photos I took in june of their new addition.
still have another addtion to do, this will be the one with the actual big pond.
it was started a few years ago, but, having a hard time holding the water icon-sad

http://pat1647.smugmug.com/Animals/june-2010/bears/13047165_E6pgo#945015135_sGkhm
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:33 pm

Nice set of photos of them checking the water out.
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby Jessie024 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:18 am

Teddy is so beautiful!
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Re: Black Bear Cub

Postby caninesrock » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:54 pm

What an adorable cub. Is that picture in your avatar one of him as an adult now?
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