Wolves are sometimes kept as exotic pets, and in some rarer occasions, as working animals.
Although closely related to domesticated dogs, wolves do not show the same tractability as dogs in living alongside humans, and generally, a greater amount of effort is required in order to obtain the same amount of reliability.
What animals are considered exotic?
“Exotic” pets include a wide variety of animals: birds, rodents (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, mice), rabbits, ferrets, reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises), amphibians (frogs, toads), sugar gliders (marsupials), hedgehogs, potbellied pigs, and even spiders.
Can you domesticate a wolf?
As such, no individual animal can be ‘domesticated’–they can only be tamed, and their inherent temperament remains that of a wild animal. Dogs are a domesticated subspecies–wolves are not. In fact, the wolf can be domesticated–it’s already been done, and it is called a domestic dog.
Is a rabbit considered an exotic animal?
You may hear the phrase “exotic pets” and think many different things when someone says they like them. You may think of monkeys and tigers, or just birds and rabbits, or perhaps raccoons and ferrets. Typically anything that isn’t a dog, cat, or domesticated farm animal like a cow or horse is considered exotic.
Is a penguin an exotic animal?
Many people are fans of penguins or think of penguins as their favorite animal, hence it is only natural to want to own a penguin. However, owning a penguin is a little more complex than owning a family dog.