Can coyotes make good pets?

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    Coyotes are wild animals. Their ability to live in peace with humans depends on their previous experience with humans (if any), and the said humans’ expertise with wild animals. For example, here’s a video I found of an adorable young coyote, caught in a cage for hunting chickens, and showing very aggressive tendencies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsgU0ASUmfc 

    This one probably hasn’t seen humans, is not comfortable with captivity, and although he might be a sweet little soul to other coyotes, he’d probably not think twice about biting his captor’s fingers off.

    However, here’s a nice 2007 article from the LA Times about a symbiotic relationship with coyotes, in which humans do not keep them as captives in the home, but live with them in the same area, the two creatures helping each other complementarily. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-oe-stein30jan30,0,4962665.column

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    No. Coyotes are usually considered exotic in state laws, and illegal to keep. Beware coyote/dog hybrids, as they are likely to show similar traits of a coyote. A coyote who is brought up around humans may be at first better than adopting an already wild one, but even that option is a bad idea and may only end in stress to both you and your coyote pet.

    Coyote puppies may seem sweet, docile, and their beauty will impress all your friends. But coyotes are wild animals, and there comes a time when their wild instincts take over. Truly domesticated animals took thousands of years to make into good house and apartment pets. Coyotes only one or two generations into domestic lifestyles can become aggressive toward you, and especially with visitors or neighbors. Coyotes are very vocal animals, they yip and howl at all hours of night, and will develop an eye for your or your neighbor’s cats. Coyotes need space and if confined will pace anxiously in front of doors and windows. If you find an abandoned coyote puppy the best thing would be to take it to a coyote sanctuary or rescue. Keeping it until it becomes unsuitable to your lifestyle will cause undue stress on the animal if you have to give it up. Spreading awareness of living harmoniously with coyotes in their natural habitat is a noble goal, but the trend of exotic animal pets usually ends up in mistreated, abused, and especially abandoned animals. The best case is that they end up in already overwhelmed sanctuaries trying to keep up.

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    For thousands of years of humans have selected the most docile and friendly wild dogs because they made the best pets. Choose one of the thousands of domesticated dogs that need homes–besides coyotes don’t need us to give them a home.

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    NO IHDD CANT BECAUSE THEY AREE WILD ANIMALS ND BELONG IN THE WILD

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    NO IHDD CANT BECAUSE THEY AREE WILD ANIMALS ND BELONG IN THE WILD

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    Virtually all wild animals that are tamed remain docile except when provoked. If proper domestication of Coyotes is done they can become pets just as others. Be careful the behaviour is well understood before making them your pets, otherwise…

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