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Jaguarundi

Postby KingObeat » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:27 am

Has anyone ever heard of someone keeping them?
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby Ash » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:41 pm

They're endangered, so unfortunately they can't be kept as a private pet. People had them a few decades ago, and there may be some here and there in the trade, but they won't be able to cross state lines. If there are some still in private hands, there are few and the owners will not sell them because you can't get them anymore. I love them though. I wish they were common.
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:54 pm

I remember someone who had one and was trying to get hybrids with domestics but it never worked. That's the only one I ever heard of in private hands.
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby KingObeat » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:11 am

I've seen a few videos of people with "tame" ones and they seem like they would make a decent small species to keep.
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby Ash » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:36 pm

KingObeat wrote:I've seen a few videos of people with "tame" ones and they seem like they would make a decent small species to keep.


Cool. I would love to see those videos. Do you know if the owners are living in the US? That would be neat if they were current videos and more people owned them.
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby KingObeat » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:32 am

Ash wrote:
KingObeat wrote:I've seen a few videos of people with "tame" ones and they seem like they would make a decent small species to keep.


Cool. I would love to see those videos. Do you know if the owners are living in the US? That would be neat if they were current videos and more people owned them.
Here's one of the videos.
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby Ash » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:14 am

Aaw, that was cute. Thank-you for posting that one. They really look like a mix between cats and otters to me for some reason.
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby Lasergrl » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:52 pm

When my Sand Cat died the importer offered me a jaguarundi cub but the way he described them they were not suitable as indoor pets long term. I declined.
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Re: Jaguarundi

Postby Ash » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:40 pm

So, actually I made a mistake here. You CAN own jaguarundi privately, but you cannot own certain subspecies.

You CANNOT own any of the North or Central American subspecies because they are on the Endangered Species Act, and are also listed as Cites Appendix I.

The subspecies you CAN own are yagouaroundi, armeghinoi, eyra, and melantho. These legal subspecies are located in South America, AND they are Cites Appendix II. This means they can be imported, you just need a little bit extra paperwork and pay a fee.

The species as a whole is listed as Least Concern. So it most likely is legal in those countries (with the right permits) to take them out of the wild.

So we need to find a breeder down there or someone who can legally procure wild-caughts.

Thought it was great news. They can be owned privately if you do a lot of hard work locating the right people. Once they're in the US though, you'd be home free.

Someone get on that.
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