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  • Why aren't zebras domesticated
  • Why aren't zebra domesticated

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    02-24-2013, 07:31 PM
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I know a guy who had a zebra. He says it was a total witch!
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    02-24-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Reno Bay    
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).
If we start keeping zebras like our ancestors kept horses, and we severely cull and eat all the mean ones like our ancestors did horses, then we could have them domesticated in a few hundred years. As of now, they are not domesticated. They will likely be ok while young, but very unreliable as adults.

Ok, I just now read the ad. If I could consistently get $7,500 for the colts, I would consider raising zebras, tame or not. Sounds like some big money to me.
     
    02-24-2013, 11:57 PM
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Well I just read the ad and he is actually a Zorse (says so on the right hand side by breed).

So Wheatermay you'd better go buy him!
     
    02-25-2013, 12:06 AM
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Green Broke
I wouldn't mind having a decent one, certainly not going to go hunting for one though. This little guy seems like he's had a decent, yet maybe unconventional, start in life.
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    02-25-2013, 10:39 AM
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This drives me crazy. Wild animal, known to be unpredictable and hard to train, poor conformation as a saddle horse, lets keep it as a pet!!!!

Seriously, not my thing. This is right up there with pet kangaroos, foxes and wolves.
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    02-25-2013, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
Well I just read the ad and he is actually a Zorse (says so on the right hand side by breed).
The pictures show a zebra, not a zorse. Plus, they've been treating him like a house pet, which means he's probably rude, obnoxious, and getting difficult to handle because he's uncut.

Zebras aren't domesticated, they're wild animals. They're more akin to Przewalkski Horses who are true wild horses than Mustangs, which are just domestic stock gone feral.
     
    02-25-2013, 11:32 AM
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Weanling
I've had a fox and I have wolf hybrids. So, I'm fine with exotics and people keeping whateer they are able to properly care for. It'd be neat tohave a zebra but I'd have to spend a fortune upgrading my fence.
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    02-25-2013, 01:00 PM
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Me!
Then I'd breed him to all my mares and advertise them as purebred brindles.
     
    02-25-2013, 01:01 PM
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I've had a fox and I have wolf hybrids. So, I'm fine with exotics and people keeping whateer they are able to properly care for. It'd be neat tohave a zebra but I'd have to spend a fortune upgrading my fence.
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I did have a half wolf, half husky. Amazing dog.
Until someone stole him. I hope he bit their head off.
     
    02-25-2013, 01:24 PM
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Know a few people with wolf hybrids. They were hard to train, had high prey drives and a tendency to roam. One became obsessed with porcupines, after $3500 worth of vet bills, multiple attempts to keep her locked up and a failed attempt to rehome her she was put down from complications.

One became very territorial and dog aggressive, dispite extensive obedience training,

One was never people friendly,

One became extremely unpredictable with people, and hunted cats.

Two were good dogs. I think wild animals should stay in the wild.
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