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Is it legal to keep an otter as a pet?
In the majority of the US, it is completely illegal to keep an otter as a pet. All pets have at least some bans on exotic pets, even if they sometimes don鈥檛 make complete sense.
Why are otters so popular as pets in Japan?
Otters are cute creatures, and they have become very popular as pets in Japan, where they can cost the equivalent of several thousand dollars. Videos of the adorable animals swimming in their owners鈥?baths and squeaking at their enjoyment for their fish supper have caused them to become increasingly common as domestic pets around the world.
Can I keep an opotter as a pet?
Otters are not meant to be kept as pets. These wild animals can suffer stress and anxiety, as well as a range of health conditions, as a result of being kept in a confined enclosure.
What do otters eat in the wild?
In the wild, they feed on mostly invertebrates and occasionally frogs. One of the biggest obstacles surrounding otter ownership is where to (legally) find one, as Pet Helpful explains: They are extremely uncommon, and you would likely need to contact a broker who can track down a breeder or import one.