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    02-25-2013, 02:25 PM
Originally Posted by Wheatermay    
No, but I want a zorse, lol.... or zonkey....
I totally want a zorse!!! I love the Bay zorses, so cool looking! Does anyone know what zorses general temperament is like, or does it depends completely on what kind of horse the zebra was bred to? I've heard they're really smart.
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    02-25-2013, 02:31 PM
Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
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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That screams poor breeding stock, a lack of an alpha, and/or a lack of understanding for them. You get what you pay for when you buy a pup.
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    02-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by LoveMyTBPacha    
I totally want a zorse!!! I love the Bay zorses, so cool looking! Does anyone know what zorses general temperament is like, or does it depends completely on what kind of horse the zebra was bred to? I've heard they're really smart.
ME TOO! The bay's look so beautiful!

But anyway, how did this turn into a debate? Lol.... I thought it was a fun random thought thread, then it turned all serious....
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    02-25-2013, 04:19 PM
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).

So Wheatermay you'd better go buy him!
LOL, I'll get right on that!
    02-25-2013, 04:42 PM
Good lord. His legs are horrible. I really wish they'd be more realistic with how he acts. He acts like a 'person' now but in less than a year, unless you've got the skills, he'll turn into a major PITA. Especially staying ungelded.
    02-25-2013, 10:42 PM
I don't want one, but there's nothing wrong with someone owning a zebra as long as they are knowledgeable and care for it properly.
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    02-26-2013, 04:46 PM
Originally Posted by Bellasmom    
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.
There are actually a handful of people who have zebras here. I can think of at least 3 actual zebras I have seen in person that are healthy living pets. And I have heard of others around.(I don't get out of my own barn much.) I do agree with the time and commitment. But as long as you can reach out for that help that's fine. Hopefully the people do find it a good home. I've also heard of people selling zebra (fawn? Foals? Kits?) right off the back of their circus trucks. One lady who has one around here is a equine vet and she has worked in Africa to help out some of the reserves. She has the experience. The only thing we can do is be optimisitic about it and hope they do find a good home for it. :)
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    02-26-2013, 10:28 PM
I'd love a zebra to be honest. (:
But realistically, it wouldn't be a good idea.

Maybe a zorse??

Wonder where they got the zebra though?
    02-26-2013, 10:36 PM
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I've been looking at photos. This whole zebra thing is nothing new. There's a whole bunch of black and white photos of zebras broke to ride and drive. If you have the knowledge, time and patience to"gentle" and brake out a zebra then why not? Especially if they are being bred in captivity by someone intelligent enough to bred easily trained stock.
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    02-26-2013, 10:59 PM
There is a large farm in my area, cool to look at but not my cup of tea. :)

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