Wow!!! Mom told me we have 400 friends watching me get into trouble with my siblings!
We are almost to 500 when I'll get to give away a special prize to one of our awesome friends!
Thank you for sharing your stories with us and just generally being great! 😉
Just a little snippit on how we trim Gizmo's nails! Kinkajous nails can be very sharp, but they are important for climbing! I have to trim Gizmo's nails every week to minimize the depth of her scratches on my flesh.
Sharing your life with a kinkajou means you will be bitten and/or scratched. If this alarms you or you have small children, this may not be the animal for you. With proper training to minimize stress, nail trims can become a routine process for any animal. Please never consider declawing or defanging a kinkajou for non medical reasons as they depend on these things to live a happy and healthy life.
If you have a kinkajou or other exotic animal that you find you cannot handle, please consider reaching out for help rather than these surgical procedures. The rest of their lives will be impacted, and you will not be judged for needing help. Every animal lover, myself included, just wants the best outcome for these magnificent creatures. Feel free to message me directly at any time for help.
P.s. The nail trim in it's entirety took 3 minutes and 43 seconds. 😁🐒 #nailtrim#exoticanimals#kinkajou#gizmo#beresponsible#training#positivereinforcement#animals#heretohelp
Since we are working on this lovely ladies enclosure, I decided to take her for a walk into the gift shop to get out of the sun. She is a Kinkajou that was rescued by the FWC! Its sad when these animals are bought as pets because people think they are "cute little furballs" and then abandoned when the owner realizes that these wild animals have special needs and requirements. These are not domesticated animals, like cats and dogs. Kinkajous and other "exotics pets" are wild animals - even if bred in captivity, their behavior may not be predictable. Please do your research before purchasing any exotic animals.
The Kinkajou also known as the Honey Bear, live in the rain forests of Centeral and South America. These marsupials are arboreal which means they spend most of their time in trees - these little guys use their prehensile tail as another arm and can turn their back feet 180° (completely backwards) to run in either direction along tree branches. They are also nocturnal and are active between dusk and dawn. #kinkajou#honeybear#potos#arboreal#nocturnal#marsupial#centeralamerica#southamerica#exotics#exoticsarenotforeveryone