or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Anteaters as pets
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Anteaters as pets

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know if it is legal or possible to keep anteaters as pets? I have a serious ant problem.
post #2 of 13
Why not just spray the suckers?
post #3 of 13
I think it's fairly possible to keep almost anything as a pet provided you have a proper license. I knew a guy who owned a tank full of pirahnas and a Gila Monster. Personally, I always wanted a Raven Anyhow, yeah, I think you have to take tests, get certified by a state wildlife service or something... I *used* to know like eight years ago.

Somehow, I don't think they're going to give you a license if your only inspiration for getting an anteater is to take care of your ant problem
post #4 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:
<strong>Does anyone know if it is legal or possible to keep anteaters as pets? I have a serious ant problem.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Have you tried those ant traps that kill the whole colony and not just that one ant? I had a serious ant problem in my apartment in college. I got about 10 of those traps and the ants were completely gone within a couple of days. Of course the second day after I set out those traps, there were hundreds of ants covering each trap. I just ignored them and they were all gone the next day, never to be seen again.
"Ninety-five percent of houses have a toilet, but just because I have one doesn't mean I'm going to edit my movies on one." - Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller
Reply
"Ninety-five percent of houses have a toilet, but just because I have one doesn't mean I'm going to edit my movies on one." - Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller
Reply
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
What's the brand?
post #6 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:
<strong>What's the brand?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't remember, if you go to the store to find them, make sure they are the kind that kills the entire colony. There are several different brands that claim to do this.
"Ninety-five percent of houses have a toilet, but just because I have one doesn't mean I'm going to edit my movies on one." - Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller
Reply
"Ninety-five percent of houses have a toilet, but just because I have one doesn't mean I'm going to edit my movies on one." - Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller
Reply
post #7 of 13
If you don'tt mind destroying the house, dynqaqmmte is always good. 2 or 3 or a dozen tons of dynamite will make your ant problems go away. For a little while.

Then your new ohuse will have ants.

Move to Alaska inst\\ead.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Actually an M-80 could probably do my house in
post #9 of 13
What would you feed the anteater when the ants were gone?

I hear they like cat food.

-robo
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Trust me,there is an endless supply of ants.
post #11 of 13
Maybe you could just scare the ants off with a warning sign...


I also read this interesting quote about how they defend themselves...

"Amazingly quick, sharp claws rip open any animal; it waltzes about on its hind legs with great agility, then strikes with its forefeet in every direction."

Suddenly, I want one too
post #12 of 13
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

"Anteaters: the dual purpose pet.

Kill your ants, and keep intruders away with its viscious, swiveling claws-of-death display."

Rick, I'd encourage you to get an Anteater, but I have a few questions first:

1. Do any pet stores in Delaware *have* Anteaters / Aardvarks?

2. Also, do you intend to let the thing do most of its handiword inside, or outside? Having Aardvark feces laying at the foot of your couch or dinner table could be troublesome.

3. What if the beast doesn't envision itself as your pet, but rather, an abducted wild animal struggling to be free? Cuz I'm thinkin' any pet store that has an Aardvark - probably isn't supposed to.

4. What if your pet gives the neighbor's dog or cat the swivelling claws-of-death treatment?


And in case anyone was wondering, one of the definitions of "anteater" is

" 2. Any of several other animals, including the echidna, aardvark, and pangolin, that feed on ants."



[ 06-20-2002: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
Aldo is watching....
Reply
Aldo is watching....
Reply
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
It's not likely that any pet stores have Aardvarks,or any other types of Anteaters,I live in a backward area.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Discussion
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Anteaters as pets