Southern Anteaters: How To Care For One Of The World'S Most Valuable Mammals For A Mere $25
There are four types of anteaters in the wild. The southern anteater is the most suitable for safe keepers. This unique and solitary animal is closely related to the sloth and the armadillo. It can be trained to be tame when raised from birth. Anteaters are legal to own on a federal level. However, specific state regulations can vary from place to place. It is important to determine if you have the means, time, and energy to care for an animal before buying it. Antealers are often not a good pet choice for people who work full time. Lesser anteaters live in trees and on forest floors in South America. They prefer to live alone, away from other anteaters and pets. Anteatingers also mark their territory with ant spray. This makes them horrid housemates. The goal is to keep your anteater enclosure at an ambient temperature of 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. An anteater exposed to prolonged temperatures above 90 degrees is at risk of heatstroke. If your anteating is invited indoors, secure your belongings. Anteaters have acidic stomachs, high protein requirements, and no teeth. They need to eat a large volume of insects every single day. This includes almost 10,000 ants, ants, and termites. Most zoos offer these mammals a high-protein insectivore powder mixed with water, insects, honey, and fruit. They can be prone to respiratory diseases, especially when their environment is too drafty or cold. Lack of humidity may also cause foot problems. These foot problems include dangerously dry skin and cracked paw pads. Organ failure can occur with inappropriate or insufficient diets. Antalers are very hard to potty train. The price of this unique animal deters most exotic pet owners. But anteaters can be extremely difficult to care after. This is a fact that deters everyone but the most dedicated exotic animal enthusiast. For a mere $25, you can help protect one of the world's most valuable species. . . .