Can I have an anteater as a pet?

If you have the money, the patience, and the temperament to provide for their needs, an anteater might be the right exotic pet choice for you. There are four kinds of anteaters found in the wild, but the species most suitable for adventurous keepers is the Southern anteater (commonly referred to as the lesser anteater).

A frequent inquiry we ran across in our research was “Can you have an anteater as a pet?”.

We anteaters as Pets

Keeping Anteaters as Pets. There are different species of anteaters that you can choose to keep as pets. The most adorable thing about anteaters is that they love to play and roam around! Dosage of love and care, and anteaters are special pets who need special vets in addition are a couple more things to pay attention too.

Do anteaters make good pets?

Yes, but in my opinion none of the species make good pets. A few years ago I bottle fed a rescue tamandua (a small anteater species) and it was a trial every day. When young they are a friendly animal but they are not social like dogs so when they get older they do not want or need your company. Tamandua are also nocturnal.

What type of animal is an anteater?

Anteater, (suborder Vermilingua), any of four species of toothless, insect -eating mammals found in tropical savannas and forests from southern Mexico to Paraguay and northern Argentina. They are long-tailed animals with elongated skulls and tubular muzzles.

What animal looks like an anteater?

Anteaters and aardvarks are similar looking animals that are actually different species. An anteater is a mammal of the suborder Vermilingua. It is a solitary animal and is also known as the anthill bear. Giant Anteaters are sometimes mistaken for bears because of their claws and bushy fur.

One of the next things we wondered was: what do animals eat anteaters?

One source claimed it is captured to be exhibited in zoos and circuses. On some roads it is killed by being run over by vehicles. It is hunted for its meat and leather. It is attacked by other animals, including some dogs.