Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by x-Riley-x » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:03 pm

Rairox wrote:
onepersonteaparty wrote:but its not recomended because it still is a wild animal.
Bingo.

I guess some people would buy them and keep them as pets, but after a while they would probably release them because of how much they eat or how big they get. (Like all illegally-kept wild animals) There probably are laws that prohibit the possesion of wolves.
Well I know in some places you have to have a permit to have one.. but people still get them as pets; thinking that they'll be all cute like when they are pups and that they'll be just like dogs. But they aren't. Wolves often show some of their true instincts as the mature. And owners could give them up because they are too much to handle or become to dangerous to keep. It's sad that they do this, and even sadder that some continue to keep wild animals as pets.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by Blightwolf » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:09 am

The laws for keeping wolves (and wolf hybrids) vary in different states, counties and countries. There are specific regulations that either decline or accept the ownership, importing, selling and breeding of wolves/wolfdogs.

You are allowed to own wolves and hybrids in most states and counties in the United States, but you must possess a certified, legal license/permit to make your ownership lawful. In order to get the permit, you have to apply for one. You have to contact particular authorities to get the permit. The permit is not free and it takes weeks (or even months) before it is granted. I believe that the permit for wolf keeping costs several hundreds of dollars.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by Asheek » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:02 pm

Theres a guy my dad know and he had two. He kept a bunch of animal at his home: a doe, 2 wolves are all that I have seen. After a while he moves them to a second proptry. There he has a bunch of under weight horses, goats and dogs. I live in hillbilly land so seeing that ((all but the wolves)) is pretty much the norm.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by Blightwolf » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:11 am

Asheek wrote:Theres a guy my dad know and he had two. He kept a bunch of animal at his home: a doe, 2 wolves are all that I have seen. After a while he moves them to a second proptry. There he has a bunch of under weight horses, goats and dogs. I live in hillbilly land so seeing that ((all but the wolves)) is pretty much the norm.
Possessing wolves and other animals together is not a good combination, unless their enclosures are well separated and there are no chances of the wolves and other animals breaking free or entering each other's enclosures. Wolves can consider deer, horses, goats and dogs as potential prey items. Personally, I would never keep other animals together with wolves unless I made sure that they stay in their own enclosures and are socialized with each other. It's not impossible to have wolves with domestic animals, but... it seems quite irresponsible in my eyes.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by FelineMeow » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:44 pm

i don't think so but if they did, i'm sure they'd be DEAD.
wolves are not made to be kept as pets and if even mistakly threatened, they might attack you.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by Yellowie100 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:03 pm

They made a show called fatal attractions. I don't think anyone has one and is still living! Most of the times, the wolves can turn on them and kill them.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by Blightwolf » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:52 am

Wolves and wolf mixes only attack when they are provoked and purposely aggravated. I have read of numerous cases of pet wolf attacks on their owners simply due to the fact that the so-called owners are ignorant and were not aware of the potential risks of owning a wolf.

Nevertheless, wolves and hybrids do not attack without giving out a solid warning first. You can usually get the heck out of the enclosure before the wolves actually consider physically assaulting a human. Lowering of ears and tail, exposed teeth and low, guttural vocals (growling, snarling) should be regarded as a warning - in this case, you will simply maintain a calm state of mind and back out of the wolf's comfort zone. You should never confront a hostile/provoked animal without absolutely being aware of what you are doing and accepting the risk of an injury.

To avoid getting bitten or attacked by a captive pet wolf is simply by using your common sense and having knowledge of canine behavior.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by Amaroqwolf » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:28 pm

nope probably not. No one really has a wolf. Remember, they are endangered so you shouldn't keep them as pets anyway.
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Re: Has someone ever kept a fully-grown wolf as a pet?

Post by Masika » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:31 pm

Amaroqwolf, please do not bump these sorts of threads, ok? Thanks! And since this is overly answered anyway, I'll lock this.

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