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Is it legal to own a stoat as a pet?
When you do find stoats for sale, they are usually illegally captured wild specimens. If you buy one, you’ll be promoting illegal and harmful wildlife trade. It is not legal to keep stoats as pets in the USA. In fact, some states also ban ferrets and similar mustelid species.
Can you get a stoat to get along with a dog?
If you’ve had a pet stoat since they were very young it might be possible to get them to relate to a dog or a cat, although they will always be the boss. However, you’ll find it difficult to get a pet stoat to stop looking at your frightened parakeet or canary as prey, as their appetizing look will draw the preying stoat like a magnet.
How to take care of a stoat as a pet?
The young pet stoat should be taught to bite softly when playing, and to do their business in cat litter. It should be noted that the stoat is much more active than the ferret, so much more time should be devoted to playing with them.
Can stoats be domesticated like ferrets?
An immature stoat will be able to become domesticated in a similar way a ferret. The young pet stoat should be taught to bite softly when playing, and to do their business in cat litter.