When you raise a coatimundi as a pet at home, you have to seriously study and research how you can properly raise these types of exotic pets. Although they will be house pets like your usual dogs and cats, you should know that they are very different from the latter.
In this article, we will see different tips on how to raise a coatimundi as a pet at home. Let’s start with food. When the baby coatis are old enough, you can get them from their mother so that you can start feeding them with the use of a bottle. When you start bottle feeding your baby, it is good to start with replacement puppy milk. You can use a cup of this and mix it with 2 cups of water. To make it taste better, you can add a small amount of honey to the mixture. At the beginning of weaning, baby coatis often consume a half to an ounce of milk during each feeding. You need to feed them 4 times a day. As they start to get used to feeding on the milk you are giving them, the amount they consume per feed will increase to an average of 2 to 3 ounces. Although you may notice an increase in your appetite, it is best not to overfeed them. At the age of 6 to 8 weeks, your pet coati may begin to develop loose stools. When this time comes, you should add 1 Lactaid tablet to each cup of milk that you use when mixing your formula. Be sure to mix 24 hours in advance.
As your pets begin to grow, you can change them into Purina Puppy Chow until they become one-year-old pups. During that time, you can change them to Purina Chow for adult dogs. Keeping these types of exotic pets in large bird cages that have hammocks and blankets inside is really recommended. Hammocks and blankets will serve as sleeping material. When your pets start to wake up, you need to make sure their cage door is left open so that you can allow them in and out. This way, they can play freely whenever they want. After feeding them, you better let them go back to their cage so they can do their thing and then take a nap. These exotic animals are quite easy to train on paper. They usually use a corner of their cage when they are doing their business. However, like other types of pets, they sometimes make mistakes too.
Coatis are known for their curious and active nature. They love to move all the time, except during naps. When you have a pet coati at home, it is as if you have a 2 year old who needs to be well protected. You have to make your house child-proof so that you can prevent your pet from getting hurt.
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