RE: September 29 2021 Activity - Heysen Trail Day 14

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Looking forward to the flowers. I'm in Indiana but still would be very exotic to me lol. the Kangaroo was exotic to me lol. I want one as a pet but I've heard they're actually very aggressive animals. Is that true?



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I believe the odd male Roo can be aggressive, if threatened. Or if you threaten their family in any way. However, I've spent my entire life seeing them in the wild, often getting pretty close. All they've ever done in my presence is hop away. They're generally quite gentle and peaceful creatures. Grazing herbivores, not predators. My Mum often has them visit her garden

I've known many people that have hand-raised baby joeys. Extended family and friends. They make the most beautiful pets. BUT, they do grow fairly large and need a lot of space to hop and exercise when fully grown. So, you need to take that into account. Most people that have had them as pets raise rescue joeys that are orphaned for one reason or another. When they're big enough, they're released back into the wild

I don't imagine you could do that in Indiana. They may survive, but it's not their natural habitat and it may be illegal. My main concern is the animal's well-being

There's a large difference between a hand-raised wild animal and a domesticated species

Anyway, check it out. There's probably a lot of people of in the US with pet roos... I don't know 🙂

Or, move to Australia! 😁

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In the great state of Indiana you are legally able to have almost any animal as a pet. c: it does get cold here though. I'd have to have like a special space for it to keep warm. or... and this idea just came to me... roo clothes. I can picture some warm fuzzy outfits for my pet roo.

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Sounds like a great place indeed!

Haha oh yes, Roo clothes. The image of a joey with a jumper on... Too cute... 🙂

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