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post #21 of 50 Old 09-08-2011, 12:18 PM
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Albino zebra - neat!

I find it very fascinating that it's legal in some parts to own them. I never would have thought. Can you own other wildlife as well? With a permit I'm assuming?

I'm with ilovemyPhillip, if I win the lottery and have tons of cash sitting around and nothing but spare time perhaps I would get one...
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post #22 of 50 Old 09-08-2011, 06:19 PM
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Thats impossible there sterile meaning they cant reproduce
I think that most of them are sterile but there are exceptions also in that rule...


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Okay I totally want to have some AI shipped over here from this stud:

Zebra Stallions at stud, Zebra Stallions for sale.

A gaited zorse? Hmm...


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Not sure about owning them but we went to a wildlife park and they had an albino one... I had pictures but they were film. But this is the one:
That is soooo cool! First I thought this was a "cremello" zebra and then I was like wait....that ain't possible!

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I think that most of them are sterile but there are exceptions also in that rule...
I'm pretty sute thats genetically impossible. There DNA is smiler enough to breed together but the foal is basically carrying a mutated gene causing it to be sterile.

Same with mules and Ligers.

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The albino, wow! Very interesting!

There are some folks who live a few miles from me who have a zonkey. I rode him once, he's omg cute but man is he stubborn! Don't think I'd want one, but I do like seeing him in their pasture :)

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My friend owns one... He's very sweet, and he's being trained for dressage and some jumping. She found him abandoned by his herd as a foal.

And in a game reserve there's a herd of very tame, very sweet zebras. But they are not rideable, just because no one wants to take them and train them, we prefer to have them still "wild".

So zebra's are actually wonderful pets, if trained correctly, but they are not dangerous. They WILL "attack", but only if they are wild and you are posing a general threat to their herd, and it's mostly the mares with young foals or the stallions. The unbred mares or those with older foals don't have a problem...

This is the "tame" herd I mentioned above. Even though the mare has a very young foal (pictured), you will see that neither her, or the stallion or older foal have a problem with being close to us:

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I have no person experience with one, nor advice - except I have heard they are dangerous.

But I would like to add - they are cute.

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My friend owns one... He's very sweet, and he's being trained for dressage and some jumping. She found him abandoned by his herd as a foal.

And in a game reserve there's a herd of very tame, very sweet zebras. But they are not rideable, just because no one wants to take them and train them, we prefer to have them still "wild".

So zebra's are actually wonderful pets, if trained correctly, but they are not dangerous. They WILL "attack", but only if they are wild and you are posing a general threat to their herd, and it's mostly the mares with young foals or the stallions. The unbred mares or those with older foals don't have a problem...

This is the "tame" herd I mentioned above. Even though the mare has a very young foal (pictured), you will see that neither her, or the stallion or older foal have a problem with being close to us:

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That's awesome!
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wow lovestory10... after seeing the picture of the foal it looks like ima get me a zebra!!! i doubt they're legal to have in canada though....and they're probably not very good with the cold... lol.

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