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    02-23-2013, 11:13 PM
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Foal
Anybody want a zebra? :D

If I had a farm and a lot of money this is what I would buy:

9 month old male zebra for sale - he is so cute and friendly, was used for petting zoo | Buy this Horse at Equine.com
     
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    02-24-2013, 01:19 AM
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Yearling
No, but I want a zorse, lol.... or zonkey....
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    02-24-2013, 03:27 PM
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Weanling
OMG, that is SUCH a bad idea on so many levels.....zebras do NOT make good pets. They are not just horses with stripes, they are WILD animals. And a stallion as well? I personally think it is downright unethical to advertise this poor animal as just a big cuddly squishy toy.
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    02-24-2013, 03:32 PM
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Yearling
Chill out Bella. You can train them to ride. You can geld too. They can make good pets with attention and being handled like any other pet. Its cool to disagree but if that was the case we better give up all of our animals. :)
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    02-24-2013, 03:51 PM
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Weanling
Yep, we will have to agree to disagree. IMO, there is a huge difference in keeping a domesticated animal vs a wild animal. A zebra is definitely a wild animal. I have a background in animal control, and also volunteered for years for various rescues. Yes there are the occasional success stories about folks keeping exotic and unconventional animals as pets, but generally it does not work out well for the "pet". Most people do not have the time, knowledge, or commitment needed to successfully keep a zebra. Sure, there have been saddle trained zebras. And you can geld them. But it is not like owning a horse & the ad for this particular zebra "gee, it's sooooo cute and you can bring it in the house!" does not sound like they are exactly committed to finding it a GOOD home. Just my 2 cents.
     
    02-24-2013, 07:28 PM
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Foal
But really, I would only buy a zebra if I had too much money, time, and patience.
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    02-24-2013, 07:53 PM
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Yearling
I'd love a zebra...but they are wild animals.

On the flip side, we have to remember that ALL of our domesicated animals were once wild and we domesticated them, so why not zebras and the like (as long as people aren't being stupid and trying to have cute little cuddly tigers).
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    02-24-2013, 08:02 PM
  #8
Yearling
Mustangs are wild animals too but lots of people have them.
     
    02-24-2013, 08:10 PM
  #9
Showing
No thanks. Zebras have not been domesticated as a species and are MUCH different than training a horse. They're more akin to donkeys with a very strong will, and very strong survival instanct.
It takes a very understanding person to handle/train a zebra (or donk for that matter.)
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    02-24-2013, 08:31 PM
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Weanling
Cmarie, mustangs are not wild animals, they are feral. In other words, they are descended from domesticated stock.
     

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