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CAN YOU HAVE A RED PANDA AS A PET?

Red pandas melt your little heart? Do you want a red panda as a pet? Is it really possible to have a pet? Can we have a red panda as a pet?

In Panda universe, we are fans giant pandas, but not only ! We're also completely crazy about red pandas. So we fully understand that we may want to have a red panda as a pet. So we decided to answer the question we are often asked: are red pandas pets?

NO ! Red pandas are not pets. They are far too wild to stay locked in your house! 🏡

In this article, you will discover the reasons why the panda cannot be considered a pet.

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WHAT IS A RED PANDA?

Red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) are mammals closer to raccoon than giant panda 🐼. Today, only 2,000 red pandas live in the wild. The habitats of this animal are located in the tropical rain forests of the Himalayas in Nepal.

The red panda is an endangered species, like snow leopards, elephants and white rhinos. Classified as endangered, the red panda is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species since 1960. Deforestation, urbanization and poaching are the main threats to its workforce. And captive breeding in zoos is struggling to secure baby red pandas to maintain their numbers and save them from extinction.

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THE RED PANDA AS A PET?

Interest in the red panda as a big cat keeps growing. The reason ? The growing number of cute images of these animals being shared on social media. This wild species is not adapted to a domestic life. 😔

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1) Distrustful animal

It is true that baby pandas can be super adorable in the first few days after birth. But once an adult, the nature of the red panda wakes up. Whether he lives in captivity or in the wild, the red panda is a wary animal, which is wary of everything, even other pandas.

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2) A LOT OF ATTENTION AND CARE

They also need a lot of attention and care 😘. This panda can eat the equivalent of a quarter of its body weight each day and can also defecate the equivalent of your own weight body in a week. This detail, the "buyers" ignore, considering this animal as a little teddy bear?

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3) IT SMELLS BAD AND IT IS DANGEROUS!

Despite its fluffy appearance, you won't want to cuddle it. Indeed, when disturbed, the red panda can give off a strong odor secreted by her anal glands, so acrid that it scares away predators. In addition, the red panda has feline claws that will shred your furniture, see even hurt you.

But, in parts of Nepal and India, red pandas are still kept as pets. The best-known example is that of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. A panda was offered as a gift 🎁 to his family, but she was unable to domesticate him. The panda therefore lived in a special enclosure who answered its natural needs.

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The international pet trade is growing, which makes it one of the activities the most devastating for wildlife. While some exotic animals are bred in captivity to satisfy this new market, other endangered species like the bengal tiger and the cheetah are trapped in their natural habitat. These animals often die during their capture or transport, and even when they arrive alive with their new owners, they often suffer from their new situation, unable to feed and move as they would in the wild.

Like everyone the wild animals, the red panda is not intended to be domesticated is not a domestic cat. Removed from their natural habitat, they can, like other species, die during their capture, transport or arrival in the environment imposed by traders ...

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I know they are adorable, but if you really are crazy red panda, the idea of ​​adopting him as a pet shouldn't even cross your mind ! But want his freedom with all his heart is unfortunately not enough. Concrete action must be taken to save the red panda from extinction, because the threat of man is far too great. Support him by coming see our collections, I'm sure you will find the article on Panda that will make you proud to participate in such a great cause.

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3 comments


  • Ballufin

    Très intéressant mais fort décevant
    Merci pour ces informations


  • wisniewska claude

    en peluche c est tres bien …


  • wisniewska claude

    en peluche c est tres bien …


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