Despite their adorable look, otters do not make the best pets. Maybe if you are willing to ignore certain things and if you have enough time for them, otters can become decent companions. However, we do not encourage you to keep otters as pets. They are wild animals and should live freely in the wild.
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Can you have a freshwater otter as a pet?
Freshwater otters live in family groups of up to 15 in the wild. When they鈥檙e captured and sold as pets, otters are not living their full, natural lives. Your bathtub or pool can鈥檛 substitute for the large bodies of water otters are naturally found in. The Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest species of otter.
Can you keep an Asian small-clawed otter as a pet?
There are several strict guidelines concerning their care and upkeep, but, in theory, you can keep an Asian small-clawed otter as a pet in some states of the USA. The following is a list of reasons why you shouldn’t.
Do otters get bored in captivity?
Otters are predatory animals. That means that they eat other animals. Animals that live in captivity, most of the time only get their ‘meat food’ already dead. Otters do have lots of energy, and need their hunt moments to make work off that energy. Otherwise they are going to get bored soon.
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.