Raise up a tiger

Where I can check if I can have a tiger?

Can you own a tiger? It depends on your state, county and local laws. Many states ban the private ownership of exotic animals, particularly dangerous ones. You can check here to see if your state would allow it:http://www.bornfreeusa.org/b4a2_exotic_animals_summary.php 

What if my state allows me?

If your state allows it, you still need to check your county and local laws – many counties and municipalities ban animals they consider too dangerous even though the state allows them.

What should I listen in the meantime?

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Garden or balcony?

Can you keep it on a farm? NO! You would need special enclosures that would prevent the escape of the animal, and keep people from getting too close to it. You would need to have these enclosures inspected, and you would need to maintain them.


If the animal ever got loose and harmed someone, or someone got onto your property and entered the enclosure and got injured or killed, the animal would be destroyed. You would also face criminal and civil liability.

But how do I train one?

It’s best to start as young as possible, so your tiger gets used to you: Cubs are born with claws and baby teeth that are sharp enough to cause injury, and they begin to practice life skills such as stalking and pouncing as early as 1 month old, when they weigh around 10 pounds. If a mother tiger isn’t available, cubs should be bottle-fed for five to eight weeks on a mixture of milk-replacements and various animal tissues to simulate their natural diet. After that, it’s on to a carnivorous meal plan (a grown tiger eats about $150 worth of meat each week). It’s important to feed a tiger all parts of an animal—including brains, hair, and stomach—or appropriate supplements to keep its digestive system in good shape.

Tigers, like children and dogs, can be taught to modify their behavior through the skilled application of reward and discipline. Less scrupulous trainers sometimes rely on violent measures, but most get the big cats to behave primarily by providing or withholding food. (Some trainers prefer their tigers fed and docile; others find them more responsive if they’re hungry and on edge.)
Whatever the teaching system employed, good trainers take care to reinforce their lessons constantly, and they also work to “socialize” their tigers, so the cats become accustomed to different people and places.
– text from slate.com ”Explainer thanks Hayden Losenaur of Serengeti Ranch Co. and Rob Bloch of Critters of the Cinema.”- pictures from dailymail.com by Amy Oliver —

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