Can You Keep A Tiger As A Pet In United States??
Tigers are to be known as the biggest cat found in the world. They are on the top of the food chain. They are lethal, powerful, skillful, daring and an apex predators.
These cats are generally considered to be one of the most dangerous wild animals. They reaches 10-11 foot in length and weighs around 230-270 kgs. That's really a huge size. Their jaws are around 15-20 times stronger than human beings.
A question arises in our mind that can we keep this huge big cat in our homes?? The answer is "No". Tigers are not domesticated cats. None of the six surviving species of tigers should be kept as pets.
They may look like sweet, innocent and beautiful creatures but in actual, they are the lethal predators.
A majority of the states in U.S. have instituted bans on keeping any of the big cat species as pets. Tigers are huge, strong, fanged predators that eat dozens of pounds of meat per day and need acres of expensive high security enclosures.
Not even the incredible and rare White tigers should be kept as pets. Generally, a White tiger have a gentle look and kind nature but still they are restricted to be made as pets. Also, White tigers are just 200-220 left in the world. As they are a rare species, so it will not be a good decision to keep a White tiger as a pet.
Again a question arises in mind that which states in United States have not restricted to keep exotic animals as pets?? The answer is :- 6 states in U.S. do not ban or regulate keeping big cats as pets they are :- Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Delaware, and Oklahoma. There are no laws on keeping dangerous wild animals as pets in these states.
Some people in United States used to keep big cats as pets in their home like this family who is keeping a female bengal tiger in their house. Though this tiger is a kind hearted cat and she don't give damage anybody in her family. She love to spend time and play with her family members.
Many tigers are carefully and strategically trained to live around the people and will go years without incident, but you cannot effectively predict the behavior of a tiger, they are still wild animals at heart. Famous trainers have been mauled and killed by their beloved tigers, even after working with them daily for years.
Although tiger cubs are small and cute, in their first year they will grow to hundreds of pounds and have canine teeth and claws that are inches long. Tigers should never be declawed, as they use their claws for walking. Removing their large teeth would also prevent them from being able to effectively eat their food. These tiger cubs are exported to various Zoos and Exotic parks. It helps in increasing the population of the tigers all over the world.
Tigers are large, strong, and dangerous cats. They have the ability to take down a 500 pounds running antelope. They are strong and fast swimmers and are extremely territorial. In the wild, male tigers will cover a territory of up to almost 40 miles; females cover roughly a ten miles territory.
In my point of view, it will not be a good decision to keep the tigers or any type of big cats as pets. They are strong, powerful, dangerous and professional hunters. It will ruin the life of a tiger ar an animal as they are kept in home not a big territory. It also affects the lifestyle of the people as they will not be able to afford the expenses on such a big cat. It may harm their life also. So, we should not keep exotic animals in our homes.