As mentioned in the introduction, otters are whiskers. Other animals of the family Mustelidae are the ferret. Although the ferret needs its own considerations when adopted into a family, they are best suited for the role of a pet and are a good recommendation for those who have ever considered an otter as a pet. I am in Canada, in British Columbia, and there was nothing to say about owning a domestic otter, and I left a comment on the other page, but I was wondering if it was legal in British Columbia. Thank you. Unfortunately, we were not able to list all the countries where it is legal or illegal to keep otters as pets. Not only does it depend on the country, but the legality of keeping an otter as a pet also depends on the regions and jurisdiction of a particular country. Local authority regulations must be evaluated before they can even be taken into account. A certified veterinarian who gives advice on how to own an exotic pet as a pet? EXOTIC ANIMALS ARE NOT PETS. They belong to the wilderness, where they can swim, run, hunt and live freely. In the wild, they live in families of up to 15 people, which contrasts with their life in captivity.
Not to mention the sad way they are raised in cages, only to be separated from their loved ones. Animals and especially exotic animals are not our toys or our means of making money. Mrs. Smith, get informed, go back to university to learn the BASIC ethics of your work. The Asian-clawed otter is the only otter species that allows possession in the United States, as this species is illegal at the federal level due to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Asian claw otters are not illegal federally because they are not marine animals, but they are certainly not legal to possess in every U.S. state. States where it is legal to own an otter are colored yellow. Not only do you need the right pens and dietary resources to care for a domestic otter, but you also need access to specialists in your neighborhood. Veterinarians are well trained to care for a variety of animals, but most lack the specific training needed to care for the health and welfare of an otter.
If you could find one, the cost of their expertise would be prohibitive for most households. This does not even take into account the amount of capital needed to install the appropriate enclosure and properly feed the otters. Still, otters are friendly and entertaining little creatures, as you`d expect from their reputation. They can discover many popular videos where they interact with their caregivers other than through direct contact. I AM SO SAD TO READ THESE COMMENTS AND THIS ARTICLE IN GENERAL! Have you thought for a second about how they take them out of their habitat? They force them, they are not pets, they are not our property, they belong to nature! It`s so sad that not everyone cares about the welfare of a species just because you want to be cool as a human to have an otter pet.