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October 26, 2012 |
In: Animals, Cute, Video
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Cute now… But you should see what happens when you feed it after midnight…
I don't want to kill the mood but right away I researched it as I like cute exotic pets… and apparently it's a bad idea. (Sorry for the buzzkill, I just had to inform what I found out)
I stole this info from a post, but everything I read on it had more or less the same information.
"A pet loris is a bad idea. They are a wild animal, illegal to own, and despite their cute appearance they have several characteristics which make them a terrible choice for a pet.
First of all, if you find a pet loris it will most likely have its canine teeth broken or pulled out by the seller so it can't bite. Having these teeth removed also means the loris will not be able to properly eat the foods it normally eats in the wild, such as lizards and other live prey. It's also just plain cruel!
Next, the loris's bite is toxic! The loris secretes a foul smelling toxin from its elbows which it licks and then delivers with a bite. Having the canine teeth removed doesn't prevent a toxic bite, because the venom is delivered by the smaller teeth which are specially curved for this purpose.
The loris also marks its territory with urine. Constantly. For the span of its entire life. This is not a habit that can be changed like house training a cat or dog – the loris is wild and doesn't care that you don't like your house smelling like pee.
I won't even mention the cruelty of taking a wild animal out of the wild, often times killing the mother to get the baby so you can have a novelty pet.
Don't get a loris unless you want your house to smell, yourself to be in danger of a toxic bite, and the guilt of forcing a wild animal to comply to your life style just because you think it's cute. It doesn't make sense. Don't do it.
The chive isn't doing anything wrong in posting the video. They're actually raising awareness for these lil guys. Half of us weren't aware of the facts. So thanks Mac!
ok, that's pretty damn cute.
bc chivers/chivettes, see below.
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Mac I can’t see what you commented. But like I said before people are quick to judge without knowing the facts.
this is acceptable stop with the shitty fucking cat videos nobody fucking cares about cats
dud ehtis is seriousley animal abuse! its actuially illegal !! ahhg iyt was cut! but now i just wanna cry , thanks world for fucking making the cutterst thing every fucking miosreble.! hag
I haven't cried like that since Titanic
Wow, makes me sick to see this poor thing caged like that. Horrible.
anyone that says this is cute or adorable should be shot, this is an endangered animal which is being kept in a cage, this user should be reported and the video taken down
People who keep these as pets are disgusting. Awww look how cute, he has to eat rice because his teeth were pulled out so he could be marketed as a living toy to idiots
He is cute for sure, but isn't it sad that its freedom is taken away and caged?
They are very endangered, because they are popular as pets. In nature, they actually have a poisonous bite, so after they're poached, their teeth are either filed down or pulled out. Wet rice is pretty much all they can eat. Often, they die from oral infections.
It's illegal to buy or sell a slow loris.
I'm sure it is, but I'm not sitting through a 30 second advertisement for it.
Probably already rescued and they can’t put it back in the wild because it has no teeth. Get a life people don’t point fingers until you know the facts, f n drama queens!
Jesus Christ, this reminds me of watching my daughter eat a single potato chip. And she's 10.
Surprized people don't know better in 2012 these wild animals are stolen from their habitats at an alarming rate for the pet trade.
yes it's cute but then i felt so sorry for the little guy. he's in a cage and looks so scared why do you have one and whys isnt it free
Sure it's cute, but would have been way better at its home on trees. Not as a pet at home
relatively cute. actually sad.
The most important thing is. Does it give hugs?
What planet did that alien come from?
[...] This little guy is awesome. [...]
why couldn't this be a rescue story, now im sad.
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