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Are female tigers

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nicky10, Mar 28, 2011.


  1. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    Prone to killing their newborn babies? Or is just an excuse to take them off and hand rear them so they can be cute wittle babies paraded around screaming kids?

    Don't think I need to tell you what show I stumbled on
     
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    I saw the show too - and thought if his animals were such mothers, why are their lines continuing to be bred from.

    I felt sorry for the animals at the Expo, especially the babies who had to endure a 5 hour journey
     
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    But it wasn't about producing more to boost numbers unless white tigers and lions are important for species conservation :(. That I can understand. He let mum clean them, got the colostrum and then took them off saying the mum's would kill them if he left them there. Maybe because they were hand-reared they didn't know how to be mum's I know it happens with monkeys that are taken away and hand-reared so they can be cuddly pets :mad:
     
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    I know :( poor babies. Then the idiot showing off how cool he was he could bottle feed that big white tiger
     
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    I dont know the programme that has peoples knickers in a knot but it seems fairly obvious. If you deprive an animal of a proper relationship with its mother/family group then it will have no idea how to be a mother when it grows up.
     
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    The guy ran a park for large cats, declawed them, deliberately bred defects like the white tigers and took them away from mum to handrear then so he could take them and show them off

    Like I said that's why people are starting to turn away from wanting hand-reared monkeys they make awful mothers because they weren't with their families to learn how to be parents
     
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    People should stop messing with wild animals altogether gets my back right up.
     
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    I agree with you there I don't even think big cats should be in captivity except for necessary breeding programmes
     
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    I dont get the appeal of seeing large predators in tiny little cages when they are used to ranging over miles. I suppose it is just one end of the 'pet keeping' scale though. Hamsters at one end, white tigers at the other and things like skunks and pythons in the middle!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Makes me sick it really does - wild animals are just that, and should not be messed with unless is needed. I must say my opinions have changed alot since working with the wildlife hosp but there you go people are selfish.
     
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    Never go on an American exotics forum I found then :(. The animals people keep on there is ridiculous there seems to be this push to have the rarest exotic possible regardless of whether or not it will be detrimental to the animal. The humbolt penguins spring to mind. I don't mind some exotics being kept by specialist keepers who know what they're doing and provide them with a good life but not big cats and not primates
     
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    Hamsters at least have wheels in exercise in. The cages some people keep large animals in :mad:. Skunks make pretty good pets actually
     
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    Dont get me wrong, I totally disapprove of keeping an animals whose needs cannot be met. I dont think you could really have a big enough cage for a tiger unless you owned a giant safari park in Asia!;)
     
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    I don't agree with keeping anything that can't be looked after properly a lot can be but when people start asking about keeping komodo dragons or someone has two black bears in small cages :mad:. I don't agree with them in captivity unless absolutely necessary even trying to keep rhinos pretty much free range in reserves in Africa doesn't work so well for example.
     
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